Wednesday, May 10

Please note: All event times are Pacific Time Zone.

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Concurrent Sessions


Health Policy Update

1.0 CH

Donna Bednarski, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CNN, CNP
James Twaddell, ANNA Health Policy Consultant

This session will provide an update on health policy impacting nephrology nursing. Expert speakers will share legislative and regulatory policies that have the actual or potential power to influence nursing practice, education, and the delivery of care to patients with kidney disease. Attend this session to learn things of importance to the nursing profession and the lives of patients.


Baxter PD Excellence Academy ~ Infection Prevention: Strategies for PD Nurses

1.0 CH

Lori Campbell, RN, CNN

Nurses are in a unique role to help increase patients’ long-term success with PD by focusing on preventive strategies. Learn how to use the skills and knowledge of your nursing practice to facilitate positive patient outcomes and prevent infectious complications.

8:15 am - 9:30 am

Concurrent Sessions


Pharmacology Update

1.25 CH, 1.25 Rx

Tracy Anderson-Haag, PharmD, BCPS

This highly anticipated session will provide valuable education for all nurses involved in nephrology care. Dr. Anderson-Haag will share information on newer drugs in kidney disease management and treatment, as well as drugs used to treat other disease processes that are now being used in individuals with kidney disease.


Baxter PD Excellence Academy ~ Remote Patient Management: Leveraging Technology to Work Smarter, Not Harder

1.25 CH

Kimberly Lambertson, MSN, RN, CNN

Monitoring patients on PD appropriately when they go home is essential to ensuring their success. Remote patient management (RPM) systems provide visibility into patients' home treatments, enabling clinicians to provide more timely and accessible care, identify problems sooner, and take action to maximize the potential of PD. This session will review the functionality of an RPM system and provide opportunities to detect APD-related issues. Master the skills needed to assist patients in performing home therapy with confidence by monitoring therapy remotely.

9:45 am - 11:00 am

Concurrent Sessions


Post-COVID Syndrome

1.25 CH

Tina Kelly, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Personal stories are one way to gain insight into experiences without living them. A nurse colleague will share her personal journey of contracting COVID-19 and then developing long COVID, providing a powerful narrative and insight to learn about the lived experience of COVID.


Baxter PD Excellence Academy ~ The PD Nurse’s Guide to Starting a New Patient

1.25 CH

Kimberly Lambertson, MSN, RN, CNN

Create an effective training experience for your new PD patient as you gain essential skills to transfer knowledge to adult learners in a way that is educational, interesting, and interactive. This session is part one of a two-part course to assist the PD nurse in training a new PD patient and introduce PD catheters. The course is based on the ISPD Syllabus for Teaching Peritoneal Dialysis to Patients and Caregivers. Part two focuses on success at home and is available as a free online e-learning course through PD Excellence Academy.

11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions


Back to the Future: Evolution of the Nephrology Specialty

1.25 CH

Matthew Sparks, MD

Dr. Sparks will talk about how language matters, particularly the terminology used to describe the kidney disease process. The changes in kidney disease terminology will make for an interesting and informative discussion. The evolution of kidney replacement therapies will be another highlight of this exciting session.


Baxter PD Excellence Academy ~ PD Retention

1.25 CH

Lori Campbell, RN, CNN

The risk of transfer to hemodialysis is the highest during the first few months of PD initiation. This session will review causes of PD dropout and nursing strategies to help patients stay on PD therapy. Learn how to play a leadership role in guiding and reinforcing patient retention.

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