BONENT 2016 Western Regional Seminar

Western Regional Seminar

Sunday, April 17, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles
13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650

Sponsored by:
    B Braun Medical Inc.
    Merit Medical

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Presentations Overview


Bonent Regional Seminar

You Make a Difference!

Lori reviews movie hits to help understand the importance of communicating effectively with people who have kidney disease. She recognizes the healthcare heroes and pays tribute to their contribution to the renal care field.
Lori Hartwell
CEO, Renal Support NetworkRenal Support Network

Bonent Regional Seminar

New Technology: Sorbent PD

Currently under development, Sorbent PD requires very little fluid (700 ml) in the abdomen, plus a wearable pump and packet of chemicals, each the size of a deck of cards. Yet it is more efficient than current forms of conventional PD. Ongoing clinical trials will be discussed.
Susan Hansen, RN, CNN, CHT, MBA
Independent Consultant, Presenting on behalf of AWAK

Clinical and Joint Sessions

Bonent Regional Seminar


Describing Pre-ESRD Care: Anemia, BMD, Hypertension, and Vascular Access Management before the start of dialysis.
Dr. Asha Ravikumar
Physician, Nephrology Medical Group

Bonent Regional Seminar

Fluid Management during Hemodialysis

This presentation will review consequences of volume overload, discuss conditions of coverage as they relate to volume, anemia and BP, discuss non-invasive technological aides for fluid removal during hemodialysis, discuss oxygen saturation and interpretation of values, and briefly discuss the dissociation between pressure and volume.
Anne Diroll, RN, CNN, CLNC
Per Diem RN/Anemia Manager , FMC

Bonent Regional Seminar

Tools and Techniques to Achieve Safe and Reliable Access of a Challenging AV Fistula

An introduction to the VWNG Vascular Needle and how it helps to avoid unsafe or challenging access and their associated risks.
Doug Smith
CEO, Vital Access

Bonent Regional Seminar

Dialysis Access Options

This presentation will describe the various access options for dialysis patients for both Hemodialysis and Peritoneal dialysis.
Donna C. Syracuse, RN
Global Clinical Education and Programs Manager, Merit Medical

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The Salt Talk

This presentation will look at the importance of sodium and the impact it has on fluid management. Physiology of fluid movement will be discussed.
Lynda Ball, MSN, RN, CNN
Quality Director, Network 13

Biomedical Session

Bonent Regional Seminar

The Biomedical Technician’s Scope of Practice

To introduce and expand on the importance of our ever changing and extremely important technical career.
Paul Terry, CHT
Tricount Biomedical

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Electrical Pathways and General Troubleshooting Techniques for Dialysis Machines

Introduction to Basic Electronics. Why we perform Electrical leakage test. How EMI affects dialysis machines’ performance. Basic troubleshooting techniques that can be used in troubleshooting Dialysis machines.
Glenn Ralleca, BSME, USAF
Nephrology Biomedical Consultant, Hemodialysis Group

Bonent Regional Seminar

Quality and Beyond

Quality in the roles of a biomedical technical. What we do and the importance it plays in our dialysis centers.
William G. Macias, CHT
Technical Operations Manager, Satellite Healthcare

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Trouble Shooting the RO

RO Troubleshooting. Describe the basics of how an RO works. List some of the most common problems encountered with an RO. Use basic knowledge to determine the problem.
Leo Ruiz, BS

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Equipment Electrical Safety

This presentation will give the rationale on performing electrical safety on equipment, describe the potential exposure to staff/patient and explain how to perform the test.
David Ramirez
VP of Facilities & Development, Dialyspa