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November 12, 2019
How to Grow to Grow Your Home Program  | View Recording

Presenters: Alan Africa, RN and Gale Schulke, RN, CDN

Biographies: Mr. Africa is the in-center manager for Satellite Healthcare San Mateo, California.

Ms. Schulke is the home program manager for Satellite Healthcare WellBound San Mateo, California.

Presentation Objectives:

The speakers:

  • Described how to develop a collaborative relationship between in-center and home.
  • Discussed a variety of ways to grow a home program.

One Continuing Education Credit Opportunity:

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September 10, 2019
Promoting Home Dialysis: Methods for Success | View Recording

Presenter: Wendy Woods, RN

Biography: Ms. Woods is the Chief Executive Officer for Kidney Kare Inc. in Jacksonville, Florida.

Presentation Objectives:

By the end of this presentation, individuals will be able to:

  • Differentiate the different types of home dialysis.
  • Understand the various platforms for promoting home dialysis in social media.
  • Define the tools that can be used when promoting home dialysis to physicians.
  • Promote home dialysis to ESRD chronic kidney disease patients.

One Continuing Education Credit Opportunity:

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July 9, 2019
In-Center Hemodialysis to Peritoneal Dialysis Conversions | View Recording

Presenter: Debra Bowser, RN

Biography: Ms. Bowser is a group facility administrator with DaVita Wofford Dialysis in Greenville, South Carolina.

Presentation Objectives:

By the end of this presentation, individuals will be able to:

  • Explain the in-center hemodialysis Home Ambassador program and roll out.
  • Discuss how DaVita Wofford Dialysis had ten home conversions in 2018.

One Continuing Education Credit Opportunity:

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May 14, 2019
Telemedicine and Home Dialysis: Our Future Together | View Recording

Presenter: Nupur Gupta, MD

Biography: Dr. Gupta is a nephrology specialist at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, Indiana. She also serves as the medical director of DaVita Home Dialysis of Indianapolis.

Presentation Objectives:

By the end of this presentation, individuals will be able to:

  • List the pros and cons of telehealth use related to home dialysis modalities.
  • Discuss the regulations and requirements of home program set-up and use.

One Continuing Education Credit Opportunity:

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March 12, 2019
Transitional Care Unit | View Recording

Presenter: Susan Cooper, LCSW

Biography: Ms. Cooper is a clinical social worker at Home Dialysis of Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Be able to describe a transitional care unit.
  • Identify two forms of home patient education. 
  • Discuss the importance of including staff/team, how to include family/support systems and why it’s important.
  • Discuss method for root cause analysis, and how to complete a plan-do-study-act worksheet based on the findings.

One Continuing Education Credit Opportunity:

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January 15, 2019
Home Hemodialysis | View Recording

Presenter: Rachid Daoui, MD

Biography: Dr. Daoui is chief of the nephrology division at Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga, New York. He also serves as the home dialysis program director at Dialysis Clinic, Inc.'s Rubin Dialysis Center in Clifton Park, New York.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Identify two benefits of more frequent hemodialysis.
  • Name three factors that make for a good home hemodialysis candidate.

One Continuing Education Credit Opportunity:

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October 9, 2018
Caregiver Coffee and Home Dialysis | View Recording

Presenters: Pam Heise, MSN, RN, CNN and Frida Moszkowicz-Wilson, BS

Biographies: Ms. Heise is the clinical specialist in the Renal and Pheresis Department at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Ms. Moszkowicz-Wilson is a quality of life specialist at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Provide history and purpose of “Caregiver Coffee” program.
  • Outline Caregiver Coffee structure and participation.
  • Identify role of family liaison.
  • Review the process Texas Children’s Hospital’s (TCH) interdisciplinary team follows to support patients’ dialysis modality selection.
  • Highlight when and how TCH re-educates patients and families on home modality options.

August 14, 2018
Tools for Approaching Patients About Home Dialysis | View Recording

Presenter: Dori Schatell, MS

Biography: Ms. Schatell is the executive director of Medical Education Institute in Madison, Wisconsin.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Outline the role of emotions in patient modality choice.
  • Explain why "What Matters to You?" is a vital question to ask patients.
  • Describe how to use the MATCH-D and My Life, My Dialysis Choice decision aid.

June 12, 2018
Care Innovation "A Transitional Care Unit" | View Recording

Presenters: Robert S. Lockridge Jr., MD and Lisa Hart, MSN, CNN

Biographies: Dr. Lockridge is a retired clinical nephrologist and member of Lynchburg Nephrology Physicians in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was medical director of the home dialysis program at Lynchburg Dialysis Facility.

Ms. Hart is the optimal transition manager at Satellite Healthcare in Sacramento, California.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Identify what happens to patients in the first year of dialysis.
  • Educate attendees about the concept of a transitional care unit.
  • Highlight how to set up a transitional care unit.

April 10, 2018
Bringing Patients Home | View Recording

Presenter: Shannon L. Cook, RN

Biography: Ms. Cook is the interim home therapy director of operations at Fresenius Kidney Care in Phoenix, Arizona.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Share best practices that increase patients' awareness of and interest in home dialysis.
  • Review education strategies that build and/or strengthen relationships between staff and patients to overcome barriers.
  • Describe patient-centered activities that identify gaps between patients' goals and current quality of life.
  • Discuss strategies for overcoming barriers that impact a patient's perceived suitability for home modalities.
  • Share approaches that decrease home admission wait time through collaboration between regional home programs.

February 5, 2018
Making PD Possible for More Patients | View Recording

Presenters: Mark H. Shapiro, MD and Eduardo Zanatta, MBA

Biographies: Dr. Shapiro is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of California in San Diego, California. He also serves as the peritoneal dialysis medical director for DaVita’s San Marcos, Carmel Mountain, and Oceanside locations in California.

Mr. Zanatta is group home director for DaVita’s peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis programs in Southern California, Arizona, and Nevada.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Share demonstrated practices for peritoneal dialysis (PD) growth.
  • Understand how planned and urgent starts impact PD growth.
  • Learn about in-center hemodialysis to PD conversions.
  • Examine patient retention.