The Hospitalist AP

Tuesday, April 22, 7:30am - 12:15pm

Course Co-Directors: Barbara Weis Malone, MSN, RN, CFNP, and Amma Sewaah-Bonsu, MSN, DNP, NP-C
Session 621, 4.0 credits/contact hours

Target Audience:
Designed for the experienced AP who is functioning in the acute care setting. Or for the AP who wishes to move into acute care.

Course Description:
Recognizing that the Nephrology AP wears many hats, including functions in the acute care setting, this 4 hour course was designed for that practitioner. This course will review causes of AKI in the CKD population, leading causes of sepsis in the ICU along with a discussion of the new international sepsis guidelines, pharmacology in the hospital setting and choice of acute RRT-when and what, while be highlighted.

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

  • Review the iatrogenic and non-iatrogenic causes of AKI along with suggestions on acute management
  • Apply the new international sepsis guidelines in the acutely ill CKD/ ESRD patient in the ICU.
  • Discuss renal medication dosing in the ICU for the AKI, AKI on CKD, CKD and crashing ICU patient including what we can do to solve the query of dosing the rapidly changing patient.
  • Identify the types of continuous therapies used in the ICU along with a discussion of the pros and cons of each types and the basis of patient selection


Time Topic Faculty

7:30am – 8:00am

Breakfast and Introductions

Barbara Weis Malone, MSN, RN, CFNP

8:00am – 8:45am

The Bump: AKI on CKD

Charles Foulks, MD

8:45am – 9:45am

Killing Me Slowly - Sepsis in the ICU

Paul Szczybor, PA-C

9:45am – 10:30am

Lucy in the Sky with Dosing: Advanced Pharmacology in the ICU

Anne Marie Lilies, PharmD, BCPS

10:30am – 10:45am



10:45am – 11:30am

The Alphabet that AKI Built - CRRT and Close Relatives

Catherine Wells, DNP, ACNP-BC, CNN-NP

11:30am – 12:15pm

Wrap-up and Questions

Barbara Weis Malone, MSN, RN, CFNP
Amma Sewaah-Bonsu, MSN, DNP, NP-C

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

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