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Program Overview
Learning Objectives
Target Audience
Credit Designation
Disclosure

WCN 2019 Interventional Nephrology Online Course: 

 Activity overview/background

A well-functioning vascular access is crucial to maintaining life on hemodialysis. All stakeholders who are providing dialysis care need to be well versed with the overall management principles of an optimal dialysis vascular access. The online curriculum is designed for general nephrologists, nephrology trainees, advanced practitioners, nephrology nurses and technicians to provide an overview of vascular access biology, process of care, identification of complications and fundamentals of quality improvement goals. The online course will be complimentary to the live course that will be held at WCN2019 in Melbourne. 

Estimated time to complete activity 

5 hours (8 modules of approximately 30 minutes each, plus the pre and post-tests).

Target Audience 

  • Physicians of all training levels 
  • Vascular access surgeons
  • Nephrologists   

Learning Objectives 

  • Understand the pathophysiology of vascular access dysfunction
  • Identify the infectious complications of central vein catheters
  • Discuss the importance of preserving vessels to create a functioning AV access
  • Document the complexities involved with multidisciplinary planning and approach to vascular access care
  • Understand the fundamentals of patient safety and quality improvement goals

Disclosures

Declared within each presentation.

Components of the activity and Method of Participation

The accredited activity contains the following modules to be completed:

  • Pre-Assessment
  • CRBSI - treatment and prevention
  • Preserving arteries and veins for AV access
  • Point of care ultrasonography in nephrology
  • Quality improvement goals for dialysis access care
  • Multidisciplinary process of care and approaches to vascular access care - Vascular access nursing perspective
  • Multidisciplinary process of care and approaches to vascular access care – Physician perspective
  • Fundamentals of radiation and analgesia safety with interventional nephrology procedures
  • Bench to bedside – Pathophysiology of access dysfunction
  • Post-Assessment

 
Credit Designation

Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion.  If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

The ISN Academy, made available on https://academy.theisn.org and organized by International Society of Nephrology (ISN), is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists.

Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Only those e-learning materials that are displayed on the UEMSEACCME website have formally been accredited.
Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA), physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.

Date of Release
10/01/2019

Date of Expiry
10/01/2021

If you choose to complete this session in accredited mode, you will be prompted to complete all the components of the module before completing a final post-test. You can complete each component in several sittings.


You must obtain a minimum score of 70% in the post-test in order to complete the activity and claim a certificate of completion.

 

Any inquiries, contact education@theisn.org.

  • Understand the pathophysiology of vascular access dysfunction
  • Identify the infectious complications of central vein catheters
  • Discuss the importance of preserving vessels to create a functioning AV access
  • Document the complexities involved with multidisciplinary planning and approach to vascular access care
  • Understand the fundamentals of patient safety and quality improvement goals
  • Physicians of all training levels 
  • Vascular access surgeons
  • Nephrologists

Satisfactory Completion  
Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion.  If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

The ISN Academy, made available on https://academy.theisn.org and organized by International Society of Nephrology (ISN), is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists.

Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Only those e-learning materials that are displayed on the UEMSEACCME website have formally been accredited.
Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA), physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.

Date of Release
10/01/2019

Date of Expiry
10/01/2021

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
No commercial support was received for this activity.

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
All disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to ISN. All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved. 

Pre-assessment
CRBSI - treatment and prevention
Preserving arteries and veins for AV access
Point of care ultrasonography in nephrology
Quality improvement goals for dialysis access care
Multidisciplinary process of care and approaches to vascular access care - Vascular access nursing perspective
Process of care for dialysis vascular access – The forgotten intervention
Fundamentals of radiation and analgesia safety with interventional nephrology procedures
Bench to bedside – Pathophysiology of access dysfunction
Post-assessment and Certificate
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