BONENT Fall 2022 Virtual Seminar

Virtual Seminar

Sunday, November 13, 2022

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Merit Medical Sponsor
SBLC Health Sponsor

Presentations & Schedule

9:00 am ET - Introduction


Bonent Virtual Seminar

9:10 am ET

The Importance of Infection Prevention in Dialysis:
Your actions matter!

Infection prevention and control are essential elements of safety and quality care within the dialysis environment. Learn some everyday infection prevention steps staff can take improve infection prevention within the outpatient dialysis facility.
Stephanie Booth CCHT, HCA, CIC
Infection Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Bonent Virtual Seminar

10:10 am ET

Non-Surgical AV Fistula Creation

Broaden your understanding of what an EndoAVF is and how best to assess and utilize it – the process of creating an EndoAVF, who is a candidate, best cannulation practices and more.
Robert Viers, RT
Clinical Education Manager
Becton, Dickinson and Company

Bonent Virtual Seminar

11:15 am ET

Entity of CKD Malnutrition

Protein Energy Wasting (PEW) is a multi-factorial syndrome that significantly affects dialysis patients’ clinical outcomes. Learn about PEW prevalence, causes, and impact on morbidity and mortality in ESRD patients. An evaluation of current approaches and obstacles in addressing PEW in this population is also discussed.
Deborah Degree BSN,RN
Clinical Renal Educator
IDPN and Home Hemodialysis, Pentec Health

12:15 pm ET - Lunch

Bonent Regional Seminar

12:30 pm ET

Generational Differences and Patient Connection

Gain an overview of generational differences and how they relate to effective patient education.
Anupama Mohanram, MD, MPH, FASN
Major Hospital, Shelbyville Indiana

Bonent Regional Seminar

1:30 pm ET

Diagnosis and Management of Common Hemodialysis Access Issues

Gain a practical overview of the typical causes of frequently encountered problems with hemodialysis fistulas, grafts, and catheters including: Non-Maturing Access, Infiltration, High Venous Pressure, Infiltration, Poor Flow, Prolonged Bleeding, Difficult Cannulation, “Pulling Clots”, Swollen Extremity, Pain, and Thrombosis. And learn from a discussion of techniques and methods used to treat them.
Sanjay Mohindra, MD
Medical Director
Access Advantage of Indianapolis

Bonent Virtual Seminar

2:30 pm ET

Emergency Preparedness for the Dialysis Technician

We will define and review the CMS condition for emergency preparedness and contrast the importance of preparation rather than reaction. Hear examples of functional exercises.
Learn the biomedical and patient care technician roles in emergency preparedness, as we present examples of ESRD coalition education and preparedness activity.
Joseph Sala
Senior Director
Mount Sinai Kidney Programs

Bonent Virtual Seminar

3:30 pm ET

New Technologies to Improve Hemodialysis Therapy

Learn some remarkable new technologies that can improve dialysis and other therapies. Don’t be complacent with the status quo, but look for ways to improve it and be optimistic about the future of the therapy.
Stephen R. Ash, MD, FACP
HemoCleanse Technologies, LLC and Ash Access Technology, Inc.

Bonent Virtual Seminar

4:30 pm ET

Professionalism in Dialysis Care

Learn how to manage diversity in our changing world.
Kay N. Gardner, RN, BS, CHN
BONENT Board of Directors


Bonent Regional Seminar

11:15 am ET

Emergency Preparedness for Dialysis (BIOMED)

Learn with a high overview of CMS requirements and from Doc’s experiences with emergency preparedness for dialysis.
Doc Berryhill
Biomed Group Director

Bonent Regional Seminar

12:30 pm ET

The BioMedical Technician Role in Creating a
Culture of Safety & Survey Readiness (BIOMED)

The biomedical technician plays a critical role in keeping both patients and employees safe in the dialysis unit. This “Culture of Safety” has evolved along with our technology and enables the BMT to routinely reduce treatment errors & injury. Learn strategies on how Biomed technicians review, analyze and act on data trends noted within the dialysis unit and empower teams to avoid errors and augment system designs.
Andrew Lleras MPH, CHT, CBNT
Renal Consultant

Bonent Regional Seminar

1:30 pm ET

Dialysis Machine Alarm Evolution and Management (BIOMED)

Learn how to define alarm responsibility and identify the classifications of machine states. We will discuss regulatory updates and evolution of alarm programmatic design, alarm occurrences and mode, staff reaction to alarms and the potential impact to patient outcomes and consequences. Learn improved clinical/technical communication and examples of technology advances.
Joseph Sala
Senior Director
Mount Sinai Kidney Programs