The Medical Education Institute’s Home Dialysis Central has added a video to its What Is Dialysis web page at https://homedialysis.org/home-dialysis-basics/what-is-dialysis. The video explains why removing too much fluid during dialysis, or removing it too quickly, can cause headaches, painful cramping, “washed out” feelings, and damage to the heart, brain, or kidneys, which can be cumulative and permanent, and may prevent future transplantation.
The FMC Renal Therapies Group is presenting a Medical Education Online Webex Series of daily continuing education credit webinars. Topics for November 2-6, 2020 include home dialysis prescriptions, hyperphosphatemia, medical evidence for more frequent HD, PD essentials, and tidal PD. The remainder of November includes courses on urgent start PD, the peritoneal equilibrium test, infectious and non-infectious PD complications, PD software, fluid management, simplified dosing, anemia, and other topics. Find links to everything you need to know at https://www.cvent.com/events/medical-education-webex-series/event-summary-d2ca127a10594ddfb52335b657b58bb2.aspx.
MEI has updated the most popular module, Module 9: Nutrition and Fluids for People on Dialysis, in it’s award-winning Kidney School. The new Module 9 has been completely updated with new information about the value of eating real food, phosphorus absorption from food additives vs. meat and plants, graphics and photos, and brand-new meal plans and recipes, and was reviewed by expert renal dietitians. A Spanish translation will be available soon.
Kidney School offers free, tailored education for people with stages 4-5 CKD. Sixteen interactive modules at the 6th grade reading level help patients and family members learn about kidney disease, treatment options, coping skills, lab tests, diet and nutrition, and much more. Each online module creates a Personal Action Plan. Audio files and PDFs in English and Spanish are also available. Continuing education credits are available for professionals.
KDIGO has released a series of recorded webinars and other presentations from their collaboration with the International Society of Nephrology, including videos of:
- Update on CKD Mineral Bone Disorder KDIGO Guidelines 2017
- Diagnosis and Management of Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure in Patients with CKD
- The Kidney and HIV: Implications for Treatment and Prevention
- Hepatitis C Guideline Update
- Dialysis Initiation, Modality Choice, & Prescription
- Coronary Artery & Valvular Diseases
- Blood Pressure in CKD
- Glomerular Disease
- AKI in 2019: What Has Changed since the KDIGO Guidelines in 2012?
- Blood Pressure and Volume Management in Dialysis
- Potassium Controversies
- Kidney Problems in Oncology
- Clinical Practice Guideline on the Management of Blood Pressure in CKD
- Kidney Transplantation and Cardiac Disease
- Clinical Practice Guideline: Diabetes Management in CKD
They plan to add at least four more this year. Find them all on the KDIGO-ISN YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm7zHM_wBaPbQxRDJwyvqMg/videos.
The National Kidney Foundation 2019 Spring Clinical Meetings (SCM19) present a unique opportunity for renal health care providers to learn new developments related to all aspects of nephrology. An important objective of SCM19 is to present the latest insights into CKD care through a combination of interesting courses, practical workshops, thought-provoking symposia and insightful debates. SCM19 will be held May 8-12, 2019 in Boston MA. In-person registration is allowed, but many registration fees are discounted if you register online before May 6.
Extra-cost pre-conference course topics on May 8 include dialysis success, vascular access, ultrasound, supportive care, and updates on new developments in transplant, critical care, and glomerular disease. Topics for extra-cost lunch workshops during the conference will include vascular access, electrolytes, hyponatremia, glomerular disease, reproductive health, hypertension, communication, and board review. For those unable to attend in person, live-streamed conference sessions will be available on burnout, obesity, safety, fluid management, opioids, social media, diabetes, community, lifestyle interventions, palliative care, and KDOQI update.
For more information and registration, see https://www.kidney.org/spring-clinical.
The local chapters of ANNA, NANT, and NKF will present the Annual Renal Update 2018 conference in Irvine CA on 21 October 2018. Topics will include pediatric nephrology, medications, dialysis history, zero infections, extracorporeal circuits, transpants, fluid management, and patient care techncians. The conference fee will include eight CE hours, breakfast and lunch. For details and registration see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/ANNA/ANNA18.18.pdf – and don’t miss the map to the venue on page 2.
Home Dialysis Central has published a Dialysis Fluid Restriction Calculator to answer the question, “How much can I drink between dialysis sessions?” individualized for each patient. For the Calculator and discussion, see https://homedialysis.org/news-and-research/blog/265-a-new-dialysis-fluid-restriction-calculator.
The Greater Puget Sound Chapter #503 of ANNA will present their 2018 Renal Update February 1-2, 2018 in Lynnwood WA. Topics include incivility, surveys, iatrogenic death, teach-back, calciphylaxis, difficult conversations, passion and compassion, AKI, organ donation, ultrafiltration, lupus, hyponatremia, hyperoxaluria, and the future of dialysis. Registration is online only, and closes on January 29, 2018. Discounts are available until 11:30 pm PST January 10, 2018. For more information see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/ANNA/RenalUpdate2018.pdf.
The Network 16 Annual Quality Conference will be held October 22, 2017 in Tukwila WA, near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The Conference will feature sessions on mental illness, fluid control, new CMS rules, AKI and residual function, and palliative care. The registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, parking, airport shuttle, and five CE credits for nurses, social workers, technicians, and dietitians. Find full details at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/NW16QC.Agenda.pdf .
The Network 16 Annual Quality Conference will be held October 22, 2017 in Tukwila WA, near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The Conference will feature sessions on mental illness, fluid control, new CMS rules, AKI and residual function, and palliative care. The registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, parking, airport shuttle, and five CE credits for nurses, social workers, technicians, and dietitians. Register by October 1, 2017 to avoid a late fee. Find full details at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/NW16QC.Agenda.pdf .