Dialysis Tech ConneXion:  DTX19
 

Workshops

Come early to DTX19 and spend a full day focused on one topic. With choices for nephrology clinical providers and nephrology biomedical technologists you are sure to find a workshop tailored to your needs. You can earn at least 7 contact hours at each full day workshop. This year’s workshops are designed to be interactive to help you gain the most knowledge to take back to your dialysis unit.

There is an additional charge of $95 for each workshop; you can only register, attend, and receive contact hours for one workshop.

Water Treatment for Dialysis:  Hands On – 7.2 contact hours
This workshop is designed for biomedical technologists who want to improve their skills in working with water treatment systems. The emphasis will focus on hands-on learning where you will be able to try specific repairs and remedies.
 
Effective Troubleshooting Techniques for NBTs on Fresenius Machines – 7.2 contact hours
If you are a biomedical technologist that works with Fresenius hemodialysis machines, this session is for you! Learn how to effectively troubleshoot the real-life adjustment and functioning issues that can occur so that you can return the machine to functioning order as fast as possible. 
 
Advanced Session:  Chemistry for Clinical Providers – 6.0 contact hours
Understanding the chemistry of dialysis will help both clinical dialysis technicians and nurses ensure that their patients are receiving optimal treatment. This in-depth advanced session is designed for experienced clinical providers who want to "up their game" to improve the quality of care their dialysis patient receives. Included in this interactive workshop is a reference sheet to chemical terms involved in dialysis as well as case studies to help you understand what can be done to improve the dialysis treatment for your patient.
 
The Road to Successful Home Hemodialysis – 7.5 contact hours
 
This full-day workshop is designed for everyone who is involved in home hemodialysis: both nurses and clinical technicians as well as biomedical technologists working with home hemo patients. Topics to be covered include:
 
Retention of Home HD Patients
Dori Schatell, Gale Golden Schulke, RN and Stuart Mott
Strategies for home HD retention: expert panel
 
New Career Opportunities in PD and Home HD
Gale Golden Schulke, RN
Staff who fear job loss if patients go home are resistant to home therapies
 
The Big Money Picture: Medicare Payment, Home Dialysis and You
Nurses and technicians need to know that home HD is a win-win for patients and clinics.
 
Talking to Patients About Home HD: What to Say and What Not to
Dori Schatell
A better approach to patients can improve home HD uptake
 
Teaching Patients to Self-Cannulate
Stuart Mott
Help clinical providers to be supportive of self-cannulation & confident instructors
 
Benefits of Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis
           Jim Curtis
           How patients can benefit from this type of dialysis
 
Challenges of Home Hemodialysis
Heather Paradis
Understanding the requirements and common challenges with setting up equipment in the patients home.
 
Infection Control in the Home: What to Look for in a Home Visit
Gale Golden Schulke, RN
Transfer knowledge of infection control in-center to the home setting
 
Technical Regulations at Home
Danilo Concepcion, CBNT, CCHT-A, FNKF
Help clinical providers understand what to look for and measure, and when