April 15 - 18, 2018 | Westgate Las Vegas Resort | Las Vegas, NV

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Preconference Workshops

Sunday, April 15

A separate registration fee is required to attend a preconference workshop (see fees).

7:15 am - 1:15 pm

Preconference Workshop


Certification Review Course

5.75 CH, 2.0 Rx

Lynda Ball, MSN, RN, CNN, Chair
Deborah Brooks, MSN, RN, APN-BC, CNN, CNN-NP
Jean Colaneri, ACNP-BC, CNN
Joanna Neumann, RN, CNN

This workshop will provide a comprehensive review of nephrology nursing, including nephrology concepts and treatment modalities, and is ideal for individuals preparing for certification in nephrology nursing.

7:15 am - 1:15 pm

Preconference Workshop


Interdisciplinary Management of the Critically Ill Renal Patient

5.75 CH, 1.5 Rx

Mendie Brasseale, PharmD, BCPS
Sondra Lee, DNP, FNP-C
David Grubbs, RN, CDN
Mary McGraw, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, CNN
M. Lee Sanders, PhD, MD
Mary Schira, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC

This workshop will focus on the care of critically ill, acute care renal patients. The interdisciplinary management of these complex patients, appropriate modality selection, implications of laboratory values, pharmacologic considerations, and goals of care will be addressed.

7:15 am - 1:15 pm

Preconference Workshop


Wound Assessment and Care

5.75 CH, 2.5 Rx

Rasheed Balogun, MD, FACP, FASN, HP(ASCP)
Patti Parker, PhD, APRN, ACNS, A/GNP, BC
Vittoria Pontieri-Lewis, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN

This comprehensive workshop will begin with an overview of wound assessment, treatment, and skin failure, particularly in renal patients with concomitant diseases. Discussion will then focus on skin/tissue concerns and wounds associated with herpes zoster and calciphylaxis as well as the implications for nursing care.

7:15 am - 1:15 pm

Leadership Education And Development (LEAD) Workshop


LEAD Workshop

By Invitation Only

This workshop will provide leadership training and development for ANNA volunteer leaders. Invitations and complete details about the program will be provided to incoming 2018-2019 national and chapter volunteer leaders in February 2018. Click here for more information.

Note: The LEAD orientation program includes this workshop as well as two National Symposium sessions on Monday, April 16 (sessions #135/#136 and #145/#146).

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