Enhancing Care in the Dialysis Setting:
Motivation, Communication and Simulation
The world population is experiencing a significant increase in end stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT). With an estimated annual growth of 4%, the ESRD population is projected to continue to grow in the US, and in terms of workload and clinical decision-making, this has led to significant challenges for nephrologists in clinical practice.1-2
Controversy has continued to surround proper planning in the clinical care of patients requiring RRT. Treatment challenges surround dialysis access placement, type, and timing; short- and long-term best practices for management, and the clinician who places the access. Along with rapidly developing and improving technologies, vast differences in clinical and professional experience, and socio-economic factors, the difficulty of performing randomized analyses in extremely heterogeneous ESRD populations has contributed to making ESRD treatment extremely complex and varied from clinician to clinician.2
Want to know more?
- For further information regarding UMA’s CME program please contact:
- Nicole Anzuoni
1.Collins AJ, Foley RN, Herzog C, et al. United States Renal Data System 2008 Annual Data Report. Am J Kidney Dis 2009;53:S1-374.
2.Davidson I, Gallieni M, Saxena R, Dolmatch B. A patient centered decision making dialysis access algorithm. J Vasc Access 2007;8:59-68.
- Ingemar Davidson, MD
- University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
- Medical Director of Parkland’s Vascular Access Clinic Dallas, Texas
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of surgeons, interventional radiologists, nephrologists, and medical personnel who care for dialysis access patients.
After completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe the importance of “doing the right thing” for patient in the dialysis setting.
- Implement ways in which you can communicate more effectively with the dialysis-based team to better ensure success.
- Describe the potential increased role of simulation, particularly in the dialysis access setting.
- Discuss the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivations in the workplace.
Dialysis in ESRD: Toward a More Patient-Centered Approach
Describe the importance of “doing the right thing” for patient in the dialysis setting.Launch Module 1
From Aviation to Dialysis: Improving Communication in Dialysis Access
Implement ways in which you can communicate more effectively with the dialysis-based team to better ensure success.Launch Module 2
Dialysis Access Simulation in ESRD
Describe the potential increased role of simulation, particularly in the dialysis access setting.Launch Module 3
Why We Do What We Do: Leadership and Motivation in the Dialysis Setting
Discuss the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivations in the workplace.Launch Module 4