Renal Replacement Therapy

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

Course Co-Directors: Mandy Trolinger, MS, RD, PA-C, and Kim Zuber, MS, PA-C, FNKF
Session 623, 3.5 credits/contact hours

Target Audience:
Designed for the new, (less than 5 years or new to RRT) AP to give a solid basic understanding of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and transplantation.

Course Description:
This course will delve into all aspects of RRT and discuss the pros and cons of each. After we meet all the practitioners involved in the care of our RRT patients, pearls in hemodialysis will start us off. We will follow with an introduction to PD answering the most important question…who to refer, and then rolling into access and transplantation. The goal is to give a solid basic understanding of RRT.

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

  • Define and introduce the AP, RN, PCT, SW and dietician along with an overview of their education and job description.
  • Demonstrate and discuss the hemodialysis machine, RX, including types of baths, sodium modeling, UF profiles, along with complications that can occur with hemodialysis along with strategies to prevent them.
  • Review selection of patient for PD, types, RX, adequacy, complications and methods to increase adequacy, decrease infections and manage fluid balance.
  • Describe the placement of the AVF, AVG, PD and central hemo catheter along with pro/cons of each type of access and a quick review of the evaluation of the access via video and oral presentation. Review the 3 surgical approaches (pro and con) to placement of a PD catheter.
  • Review the evaluation process for TX, discuss risks of surgery and immunosuppressant medications and the importance of communication between providers in the transplant process


Time Topic Faculty

12:30pm – 1:00pm

Lunch and Welcome

Mandy Trolinger, MS, RD, PA-C

1:00pm – 2:00pm

The Crashing HD Patient - Pearls Pearls from the Pros

Angela Perez, CHT
Lynn Beaulieu, NP

2:00pm – 2:15pm



2:15pm – 3:00pm

Tips to Make PD Work for You

Brigitte Schiller, MD

3:00pm – 3:45pm

The Right Patient, The Right Access, The Right Time

Lynn Poole, FNP-BC, CNN
Kim Zuber, MS, PA-C, FNKF

3:45pm – 4:00pm



4:00pm – 4:45pm

I Left My Heart in San Francisco: Transplant Update

Barbara Weis Malone, MSN, RN, CFNP

4:45pm – 5:00pm

Wrap-up and Questions

Mandy Trolinger, MS, RD, PA-C and Kim Zuber, MS, PA-C, FNKF

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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