End Stage Renal Disease National Coordinating Center (ESRD NCC) Offers Free Webinar on Vascular Access on October 22, 2015, 4-5 PM ET. CE Available

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The ESRD NCC is offering a Fistula First Catheter Last (FFCL) Learning and Action Network Webinar (LAN) Event, “Achieving Catheter Freedom: A Team Approach.”  The webinar will be held on October 22, 2015 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET and is available free of charge.  Nurses and technicians can receive 1.0 CE.

More than 90% of ESRD patients use hemodialysis for renal replacement therapy and have one or more vascular accesses in place.  Decreasing the use of hemodialysis catheters and maximizing the health and maintenance of existing arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) and arteriovenous grafts (AVGs) continues to be a challenge for the dialysis community.

Experts from the FFCL Workgroup Coalition will present on the team approach to catheter safety, vascular access planning and coordination, and vascular access monitoring.  Information will be provided on the tools and educational resources available to patients and dialysis care teams (DCT) to help manage and protect a patient’s Lifeline for a Lifetime.

Nurses and technicians can receive 1.0 CE through the End Stage Renal Disease National Coordinating Center, provider # CEP 16639, which is certified through the California Board of Registered Nurses.

Registration for the event is online at https://qualitynet.webex.com (to register, click  here).  The webinar is available free of charge.

The End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) National Coordinating Center (NCC) provides support and coordination at the national level for the Medicare ESRD Network Program, under contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS.)  For more information, please contact the ESRD NCC at 813-865-3535 or email nccinfo@hsag.com.