After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1|List the difference between continuous hemofiltration and continuous hemodialysis.
2|Describe the difference between diffusion and convection and state which molecules are cleared with each.
3|Verbalize the settings on the PrisMax operational screen controls (PBP, BFR, PFR, Dialysate, and Replacement Fluid).
4|Demonstrate the initial setup of the PrisMax circuit in CVVHDF mode, including setup of the auto effluent accessory.
5|Demonstrate the steps to return the patient’s blood and place the system to recirculate saline.
6| Demonstrate navigation of the operational screen and appropriate adjustment of the deaeration chamber.
7|Compare patient pressure graphs to identify trends indicative of clotting or clogging.
8|Assess pressure values and distinguish between clogging and clotting.
9|Identify alarms and follow the on-screen steps to resolve them.
10|State the effect that citrate has on blood calcium and the indication for RCA use with CRRT.


Kimberly Grady, MSN, RN, CCRN
Nurse Educator, Heart & Vascular Critical Care
Baystate Medical Center

Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education (CE) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Any relevant financial relationships are mitigated prior to the educational activity.

None of the planners or faculty for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 




Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 contact hour(s).
Nurses should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Session date: 
06/27/2024 - 8:00am to 4:00pm EDT
MM3 Lightwell
759 Chestnut St
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 5.00 ANCC Contact Hours

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