March 11: Kidney Failure – Uh No! Urine Trouble


Monday, March 11, 2024

0900 PT | 1000 MT/SK | 1100 CT | 1200 ET | 1300 AT

120 minutes including a Q&A

• A certificate of completion
• The live webinar event if registering prior to commencement
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing

See below for the outline, speaker biography, and more.

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• Review the foundation of kidney injury versus chronic kidney disease
• Understand the assessment of renal patients, testing and nursing implications
• Apply understanding to symptoms of renal failure in a variety of practice scenarios
• Discuss how to slow the progression of the disease and renal replacement therapy options for treatment

Kidney Disease is a major health problem affecting over 4 million Canadians, with the number rising every year. Kidney Disease is an important risk factor for death and cardiovascular-related mortality. Canadian research data reveals that there are missed opportunities for early intervention and secondary prevention of chronic kidney disease, so the sharp assessment and intervention skills of nurses in a variety of settings are extremely important. In this webinar, we’ll discuss the difference between acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease and we’ll review the systemic assessment of renal patients, the diagnostic tests and the nursing implications. Then we’ll help the learner apply that understanding in a variety of practice settings and discuss how to slow the progression of the disease and renal replacement therapy options for treatment. Join our renal nursing expert Jenn Watson for this valuable webinar that will serve as a foundation for your nursing practice.

Who Should Attend?:
• All nurses who work with Renal patients
• Nurses in Medical Surgical Acute Care, Emergency and Critical Settings
• Nurses and Dialysis Technicians who work in Peritoneal and Hemodialysis Settings
• Nurses who work in Home Care and Continuing Care settings
• Educators and Managers who work with renal patients

Jennifer Watson, BSc, BN, CNeph (C)

Jenn Watson first obtained a BSc from UBC before becoming a Registered Nurse almost 20 years ago with a BN from the Athabasca at Mount Royal program. She also holds a CNA specialized certification in nephrology – CNeph (C). Jenn has spent most of her nursing career within the renal portfolio at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary and over the last 10+ years as a Clinical Nurse Educator on inpatient nephrology and transplant. She has been heavily involved in the provincialization of training and the electronic health record tools in Alberta and has a special interest in peritoneal dialysis. Currently, she is in a Nursing Knowledge Lead role with the Clinical Knowledge and Content Management (CKCM) team for Alberta Health Services. She has a passion for engaging others through education