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COVID-19: Lessons Learned and Future Implications for Dialysis Patients

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET.

COVID-19: Lessons Learned and Future Implications for Dialysis Patients

Presenters:

Suzanne Watnick, MD, FASN - Chief Medical Officer, Northwest Kidney Centers
Liz McNamara, MN, RN - Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Northwest Kidney Center

Biographies:

Suzanne Watnick, MD, FASN, is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Washington and Chief Medical Officer at Northwest Kidney Centers. She currently practices in the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle. Dr. Watnick serves on the Quality Committee of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), and has expertise in dialysis, patient advocacy, payment reform, and quality improvement.

Liz McNamara, MN, RN is the Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer of Northwest Kidney Centers. She is responsible for the clinical leadership and operations at 20 outpatient dialysis facilities and the home hemodialysis program. Ms. McNamara has been at the forefront of this pandemic since February 28, 2020.

Presentation Objectives:

The presenters will:

  • Detail the lessons learned from COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Share perspectives on the future implications for the dialysis population.
  • Help atendees identify possible causes of an outbreak in an outpatient dialysis center.

One CEU will be provided for attending this meeting.