CKD Advanced

Tuesday, April 22, 12:30pm - 5:00pm

Course Co-Directors: Barbara Weis Malone, MSN, RN, CFNP, and Amma Sewaah-Bonsu, MSN, DNP, NP-C
Session 622, 3.5 credits/contact hours

Target Audience:
Designed for the experienced AP who wants a deeper understanding CKD and management of the challenging CKD patient.

Course Description:
This course will delve into hypertension and hypotension management, decipher the kidney biopsy with details on how to use the information obtained, discuss management of the hepato-renal patients and give a bird's eye view of hematology-oncology topics commonly seen in the CKD/ESRD patient.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the chronic hypotensive patient with advanced cardiac disease and the resistant hypertensive patient using patient examples along with a discussion of echo and ambulatory BP monitoring
  • Discuss the biopsy result and initiating treatment on disorders from AIN to ATN through patient examples
  • Assess and discuss various treatment options for thrombocytopenia, leucopenia, and resistant anemia in the CKD/ ESRD patient. (myeloma, MGUS) including patient examples.
  • Review the diagnosis, medical and symptom management of the cardio-renal patient along with a review of the liver/kidney failure patient in the outpatient setting


Time Topic Faculty

12:30pm – 1:00pm

Lunch and Welcome

Barbara Weis Malone, MSN, RN, CFNP

1:00pm – 1:45pm

The BP is What!!!!

Susan Busch, NP

1:45pm – 2:00pm



2:00pm – 3:00pm

Breaking the Biopsy Code

Alexis Harris, MD

3:00pm – 3:45pm

Curbside Hem/Onc Consult

Glen Peterson, NP

3:45pm – 4:00pm



4:00pm – 4:45pm

The Heart of the Matter

Claudio Ronco, MD, FNKF

4:45pm – 5:00pm

Wrap-up and Questions

Amma Sewaah-Bonsu, MSN, DNP, NP-C

REQUIRED: Separate registration fee of $60 for NKF Members, $75 for Non-Members. Includes syllabus, boxed lunch, and CME/CE credits. Participation is limited, so register early.

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