8/9/07 - American Nephrology Nurses' Association News and Events

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American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA) News & Events

News

ANNA Launches Online Mentorship Program
ANNA has introduced a new membership benefit, ANNAConnections, a Web-based mentoring program that matches mentees looking to learn and grow with mentors willing to guide and assist. ANNA members with skills and experience in chapter leadership, nephrology nursing, various kidney replacement treatment modalities, research, and publication are paired with ANNA members new to nephrology, changing a work setting, or new to a chapter officer role. The program assists the pair in communication and relationship building. Applicants must be ANNA members to participate. For more information or to join ANNA, visit www.annanurse.org.

ANNA Releases New Hemodialysis Fact Sheets
ANNA has released four new fact sheets covering essential information on the care and treatment of patients with kidney disease. The new fact sheets provide information on anemia, bone mineral metabolism, home hemodialysis and vascular access. Other facts sheets are available on such topics as chronic kidney disease, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, transplantation, and pediatric end stage renal disease. The fact sheets can be used as resources for both staff and patient education and are available for free download on ANNA’s Web site (www.annanurse.org, select Resources, and click on Fact Sheets).

New Resources Available for Nephrology Nurse Administrators
ANNA's Administration Special Interest Group has developed three new Manager Resource sheets to assist new and seasoned managers in their daily practice. The latest resources are:

  • Opening a New Dialysis Facility: Helpful Hints
  • Opening a New Dialysis Facility: Sample Checklist
  • Survey Readiness Checklist

Seven Manager Resource sheets are now available for free download (as PDF files) on ANNA’s Web site. Other topics include: Conflict Resolution, Delegation Decision Tree, Effective Performance Evaluations, and Organizational Resource List. The resource sheets are available at www.annanurse.org, click on Resources, select Publications, and click on Manager Resource Sheets.

Events

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.

Fall 2007 Audio Conference
October 2, 2007 (Northeast, Southeast, and North Central Regions)
October 9, 2007 (Western Region)
Title: “Assessment of Patients with Acute Care Needs”
Speakers: Billie Axley, BSN, RN, CNN, and MaryRose Kott, MS, RN, ANP, CNN
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 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.

American Nephrology Nurses’ Association 39th Annual National Symposium
April 27-30, 2008
Location: Philadelphia Marriott and PA Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
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.