40th National Symposium
ANNA 2009 Satellite Symposium
IV Iron Practices Today for Improved Anemia Outcomes Tomorrow

Welcome, Introduction, and Program Overview
Rajiv Agarwal, MD

Improving Response to ESA Therapy in Hemodialysis Patients
Amit Sharma, MD
IV Iron Dosing Practices: Loading and Regular Low-Dose Administration
Rajiv Agarwal, MD
IV Iron and Anemia Management: A Case Study Approach
Gail Wick, MHSA, BSN, RN, CNN
Panel Discussion
Rajiv Agarwal, Amit Sharma, and Gail Wick

At the completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
Describe recent evidence on predictors of ESA hyporesponsiveness in patients on hemodialysis
Identify patients on hemodialysis who can benefit from a loading vs regular low-dose regimen of IV iron
Discuss patient case studies on how to improve ESA responsiveness and appropriately dose IV iron therapy

Rajiv Agarwal, MD
Professor of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana

Amit Sharma, MD
Director of Clinical Research
Boise Kidney and Hypertension Institute
Meridian, Idaho

Gail Wick, MHSA, BSN, RN, CNN
Atlanta, Georgia
This activity has been planned and produced in accordance with CE guidelines and policies. From a CE symposium held in April 2009 at the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) National Symposium in San Diego, California.

This activity provides 1.5 contact hours.

The American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ANNA is a Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910 for 1.5 contact hours.

Posting Date: September 15, 2009
CE Credit Eligible Through: September 15, 2011
CE Credit Hours/Completion Time: 1.5
Target Audiences: Nephrology nurses and technicians.
Method of participation: Listen to the talk, read the PubMed abstracts linked to data slides and talk references, take the post-test, read the linked abstracts in the post-test answer feedback material.
See individual talks.

This ANNA National symposium was developed by ANNA and supported by an educational grant from Watson.

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