1/18/07 - American Nephrology Nurses' Association News and Events

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American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA)

News & Events

News

ANNA Fact Sheets Now Available For Purchase

ANNA Fact Sheets with essential information regarding the care and treatment of patients with kidney disease are now available for purchase. The fact sheets cover such topics as chronic kidney disease, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, transplantation, and pediatric end stage renal disease. High-quality color copies are available for purchase in ANNA’s online store ($5 for a pack of 10). These useful resources for staff and patient education are also available for free download on ANNA’s Web site.

New Resource Available to Help Implement ANNA's Standards of Practice

ANNA has developed a free, downloadable PowerPoint presentation for use as a supplement to the Nephrology Nursing Standards of Practice and Guidelines for Care. Designed to help users understand the need for standards and guidelines and facilitate their implementation, this presentation includes a case study outlining how the Guidelines can be incorporated into a facility’s policies and procedures. The free downloadable PowerPoint is available on ANNA’s Web site.

Nephrology Nursing Journal – Issue Highlights

The November/December 2006 issue of Nephrology Nursing Journal highlights such topics as quality of life in renal transplant patients, sexual dysfunction in patients on hemodialysis, and preventing and managing complications of peritoneal dialysis. To view a listing of articles over the past two years, click on the Nephrology Nursing Journal cover icon at www.annanurse.org.  

ANNA Revises Mission Statement

ANNA members recently approved an updated and revised mission statement. The new mission statement is: ANNA will advance nephrology nursing practice and positively influence outcomes for patients with kidney disease through advocacy, scholarship, and excellence.

Events

Winter 2007 Audio Conference

February 6, 2007 (Northeast, Southeast, and North Central Regions)

February 13, 2007 (Western Region)

Title: “The Heart of the Matter: Cardiovascular Disease and Chronic Kidney Disease”

Speaker:Mary Schira, PhD, APRN, BC, ACNP

Contact:ANNA National Office; East Holly Avenue/Box 56; Pitman, NJ 08071-0056; Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; Fax 856-589-7463; e-mail: anna@ajj.com; Web site: www.annanurse.org

American Nephrology Nurses’ Association 38th Annual National Symposium

April 22-25, 2007

Location: Hilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas TX

Contact: ANNA National Office; East Holly Avenue/Box 56; Pitman, NJ 08071-0056; Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; Fax 856-589-7463; e-mail: anna@ajj.com; Web site: www.annanurse.org.

National ESRD Education Week

August 6-10, 2007

ESRD Education Week is an ongoing campaign to educate state and federal lawmakers about end stage renal disease (ESRD), dialysis and the legislative issues facing the renal community. This award-winning initiative has helped to improve care for patients through key legislation. In 2006, ANNA members met with 88 Congressional leaders and/or their aides at facilities in 30 states.

More information about ESRD Education Week is available on ANNA’s Web site, ESRD Education Activities. Also available is ANNA’s “ESRD Briefing Book for State and Federal Policymakers” which presents the basics of ESRD in lay terms.

National Nephrology Nurses Week

September 9-15, 2007

ANNA has designated the second full week in September each year as “National Nephrology Nurses Week.” Employers and others may take this opportunity to recognize and reward nephrology nurses for their work and dedication. Nephrology Nurses Week is also meant to spark interest in other nurses to discover the many career opportunities available in this exciting specialty. For more information about Nephrology Nurses Week, visit www.annanurse.org/NNW.

American Nephrology Nurses’ Association Fall Meeting for Nephrology Nurse Managers, Advanced Practice Nurses and Clinicians

October 20-22, 2007

Location: Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA

Contact: ANNA National Office; East Holly Avenue/Box 56; Pitman, NJ 08071-0056; Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; Fax 856-589-7463; e-mail: anna@ajj.com; Web site: www.annanurse.org.

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ANNA will advance nephrology nursing practice and positively influence outcomes for patients with kidney disease through advocacy, scholarship, and excellence.