Workshop on Dialysis Management - Session Information


Workshop on Dialysis Management
Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Welcome from NRAA President, Julie Williams
8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Tools for Success: Impacting Chronic Kidney Disease Outcomes
Speaker(s):  Jackie Chandler, RN, BA, CNN - Samaritan Health Services
Learning Objectives:
Description: Discusses the use of technology to positively impact chronic kidney disease. 
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Evolution of the Clinical Manager
Speaker(s): Mary Kay Hamilton, RN, MHI - ScheduleWise
Gary Hamilton - ScheduleWise
Learning Objectives:
Description: Provides and overview of the increasing expectations of the clinical manager to manage significant portions, and hugely impactful areas of the financial side of the dialysis clinic.  Discusses the increase in labor costs and shortages and how management needs to understand the business side to look at needs and usage to keep the organization viable.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Infection Prevention I: Discovering and Assessing Gaps in Practices
Speaker(s): Jessica Adams, BSN, RN - Gundersen Health System
Leah Bomesburger, BSN, RN - Gundersen Health System
Learning Objectives:
Description: Infections continue to be the second leading cause of hospitalization and death in the dialysis patient population. This session defines the importance of infection prevention in the outpatient dialysis setting.  Understanding the specific needs and gaps in infection control practices of staff members and patients is important in determining how to educate and reinforce infection prevention practices in the future.
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Infection Prevention II: Culture Change on the Road to Zero
Speaker(s): Tiffany Shang, PharmaD - Satellite Healthcare
Graham Abra, MD - Satellite Healthcare
Learning Objectives:
Description: Discusses a 2018 infection prevention culture change initiative called the “Road to Zero” that featured a series of hand hygiene education tools and resources.  The need for emotional buy in and interest among staff and physicians is r the critical in this step to  reduce the impact of both blood stream infection and peritonitis rates.
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Bootcamp: Caring & Sharing 
Speaker(s): Wendy Lester, MSN, RN, CNN - UCSD Health
Learning Objectives:
Description: This dynamic session demonstrates how having the right energy and finding mind-body balance through self-care can allow you to share a culture of well-being with patients and staff.  By engaging in some take home exercises, learn how to motivate and engage your patients by implementing an exercise program that will impact their well-being and quality of care.  Presenters will demonstrate techniques that will create an environment that is conducive to healthy relationships, a culture of safety, professionalism and productivity.  
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.  Forum Networks: A Partnership in Quality and Patient Safety
Speaker(s): Ralph Atkinson, MD - forum of ESRD Networks
Andrew Howard, MD, FACP - Metropolitan Nephrology Associates
Learning Objectives:
Description: The current President and panel of several other members of the National Forum of ESRD Networks’ Board share the mission and structure of the group and how they advocate for organizations that monitor the quality of chronic kidney disease, dialysis and transplant care in the USA.
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
New Member & First Time Attendee Cocktail Reception 

New Members and first time attendees are invited to a cocktail hour reception before the Opening Reception to meet, network, and learn more about the NRAA. 
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Opening Reception
Network with fellow attendees and visit with our vendor partners in the NRAA Exhibit Hall. Enjoy reception fare and refreshments.