ASN has published a video on COVID-19: Considerations in the Home Dialysis Setting. Find it at https://www.asn-online.org/ntds/resources/Webcast_2020_04_09_COVID-19.mp4. The video is self-starting. Major topics include treatment strategies, organizational change, PPE, patient education, regulatory issues, telehealth, and cohort management. Find slides here and speaker bios here.
ASN will present an April 2, 2020 webinar on Hospital Care and Treatment Options for COVID-19 Positive Patients with ESKD and AKI that will address key areas of concern in the management of COVID-19 positive patients receiving RRT in the hospital setting, including treatment options, staffing, and safety. Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4478274981960155148.
There’s no link yet, but ASN has also promised an April 9 webinar on Considerations in the Home Dialysis Setting.
Recordings of the two previous ASN COVID-19 webinars are available at:
- COVID-19 Information for Providers of Dialysis Services (March 11, 2020), https://www.asn-online.org/ntds/resources/Webcast_2020_03_11_COVID-19.mp4.
- CDC Recommendations and Policy Updates for Current Challenges in the Dialysis Setting (March 26, 2020), https://www.asn-online.org/ntds/resources/Webcast_2020_03_26_COVID-19.mp4.
Home Dialysis Central has published a blog post on Traditional Dialysis vs. Transitional Care for Urgent Starts. Transitional Care for Urgent Starts (TCU) provides a gentler and more supportive introduction to dialysis for people whose kidneys fail with little warning, helping them get past the shock of a “sudden” change of just about everything in their life, and helping them make informed decisions about treatment modality. Of course kidneys don’t fail suddenly, but sometimes it seems that way to the person whose kidneys have failed. Find the post at https://homedialysis.org/news-and-research/blog/330-traditional-dialysis-vs-transitional-care-for-urgent-starts.
The ANNA Special Practice Networks have published a series of several-page Fact Sheets on a number of topics:
- Peritoneal Dialysis Fact Sheet at https://www.annanurse.org/download/reference/practice/pdFactSheet.pdf.
- Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Fact Sheet at https://www.annanurse.org/download/reference/practice/pedPDFactSheet.pdf.
- AKI Fact Sheet on Clinical Issues at https://www.annanurse.org/download/reference/practice/akiClinicalFactSheet.pdf.
- AKI Fact Sheet on Financial/Payment/Billing Issues at https://www.annanurse.org/download/reference/practice/akiFinancialFactSheet.pdf.
The Advanced Renal Education Center offers an extensive list of recorded online courses on kidney health and treatments, some of which are also offered in Spanish, and some of which are also offered for continuing education credits. They have scheduled Spanish-language online continuing-education webinars on Fundamentals of PD for March 22, 2019 and on Peritonitis in PD for March 28, 2019. See https://www.advancedrenaleducation.com/elearning/all for details. The Advanced Renal Education Center is created and maintained by Fresenius, but their courses are open to everyone.
USF Health and the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis will present two one-day courses for surgeons and interventionalists on PD catheter placement on March 4-5, 2019 in Aurora CO. The courses consist of didactic lectures followed by comprehensive hands-on workshops, covering the entire process of PD catheter placement including exit site selection, laparoscopic implantation, exteriorization, and dressing.
- The March 4 course is designed for surgeons with basic surgical experience. For details and registration see https://on.lenos.com/northpointe/PDUforSurgeons/US/Home.
- The March 5 course is tailored for Nephrologists and Radiologists who place catheters. Find details and registration at https://on.lenos.com/northpointe/pduforinir/Home.
The ANNA Chapter 503 Fall Workshop will be held in Seattle on September 29, 2018, but online pre-registration is required by September 21, 2019. There will be no on-site or by-mail registration. Topics include Learning Cultures, HD Case Studies, Marijuana, AKI, PD Catheter Placement, Gn, and Ethics. 7.2 CE are available. For more information see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/ANNA/ANNA503Fall.pdf. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anna-503-fall-renal-workshop-2018-tickets-47333611105, and find directions to the Workshop venue at http://www.seattlechildrens.org/contact/main-hospital/map/. Parking is free in Lot 1; follow walkway to “River” Entrance.
CMS will present a webinar and conference call on Urgent-Start Peritoneal Dialysis in the Late-Referred ESRD Patient on May 9, 2017. Registration is required, at https://meetings-cms.webex.com/meetings-cms/k2/j.php?MTID=t9dfa8ed363e47c8ee8de0271d232eced . CMS recommends calling in early, as lines are limited.
The California Dialysis Council will present their 35th Annual Education Conference March 2-4, 2017 in Desert Hot Springs CA. The Conference will include sessions on PD, fluid management, facility ratings, staffing, worries, survey issues, HIPAA audits, CEO/CMO panel, disaster planning, legislation, and motivation. Exhibitors must register by January 30, 2017. Early attendee registration discounts, and registration cancellation refunds, are available till February 3, 2017, and room reservations at the Conference hotel till February 8, 2017. Find the Conference brochure at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/CADialysis0317.pdf . Find additional information and register at http://www.californiadialysis.org/events/35th-Annual-Educational-Conference-2017-46/details .