BONENT Spring 2022 Virtual Seminar

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BONENT Seminar photo

Virtual Seminar


Davita Sponsor
WavelinQ Sponsor


Merit Medical Sponsor


SBLC Health Sponsor

Sunday, May 1, 2022


9:00 AM - Opening & Introductions


Bonent Virtual Seminar

9:10 AM

Innovations in Vascular Access

Learn more about advancements in medical technology designed to aid in vascular access creation, restoration and maintenance for hemodialysis. Review innovations that aim to limit disruption to the patient experience and see how your patients may benefit.
Ericka Prechtel
Director of Research and Development
Becton, Dickinson and Company

9:55 AM - 5 minute break

Bonent Virtual Seminar

10:00 AM

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

11:15 AM

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 Noon - Lunch Break (15 min)

Bonent Regional Seminar

12:15 PM

Surfacer to Super HeRO:
An option to move patients off of Tunneled Dialysis Catheters

What if you could reliably and repeatedly access the Right Internal Jugular Vein and avoid using other veins which compromise permanent AV access? AND…What if you could reduce femoral dialysis catheters and provide patients with a solution clinically proven to maintain long- term access for hemodialysis patients with central venous stenosis? Then this is the lecture for you!
Kristin Bodkin
Clinical Specialist,
Merit Medical

Bonent Regional Seminar

1:00 PM

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

2:15 PM

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

2:55 PM - 5 minute break

Bonent Virtual Seminar

3:00 PM

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

4:05 PM

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 Regional Seminar

10:00 AM

Dialysis Machine Alarm Evolution and Management

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

Bonent Regional Seminar

11:00 AM

Emergency Management for the BioMed Technician

Biomedical Staff are essential to Emergency Management in Dialysis. This presentation includes a basic review of the Condition for Emergency Preparedness; responsibilities within In-Center Programs, Home Therapy, as well as Supply Chain/Logistics and staffing challenges presented by the global pandemic.
Joseph Sala
Senior Director
Mount Sinai Kidney Programs

Bonent Regional Seminar

12:15 PM

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

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