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To create a world without kidney diseases, the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health elevates care by educating and informing, driving breakthroughs and innovation, and advocating for policies that create transformative changes in kidney medicine throughout the world.

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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Managing Patients on Dialysis: How Can We Improve Care?

November 03, 2023 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: Room 113, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Session Description

Managing patients' symptoms on dialysis can be very challenging, and when not managed well, patients will develop poor quality of life, poor outcomes, depression, and overall nonadherence with dialysis. This session reviews innovative ways to manage symptoms from a team approach to provide better overall care and outcomes for our patients.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Specify factors to consider other than body weight when assessing ultrafiltration rate
  • Assess signs and symptoms of vascular access issues and provide interventions in a dialysis patient's care
  • Discuss approaches for increased vaccination rates from a patient perspective
  • Summarize recent data and management of uremic pruritus

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Dialysis