new anna September 22, 2004 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Information: Janet D’Alesandro (856) 256-2422; firstname.lastname@example.org American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA) Offers CE Credits on New CD-ROM ANNA’s popular ‘CE On Demand’ series continues with courses on chronic kidney disease and vitamin D therapy. Pitman, NJ – In an ongoing effort to help nurses earn continuing education credits in ways that fit their schedules, the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA) has produced a new three-course CD-ROM on chronic kidney disease and vitamin D therapy. The CD, which offers a total of 5.5 CE credits, presents live recordings and printed materials from three recent ANNA continuing education sessions. To earn credits, users simply listen to each course, download and complete an evaluation form, then send the form to the ANNA National Office for processing. ANNA mails a contact hour certificate back within 3 weeks. To order the CD, visit the ANNA Web site, www.annanurse.org (click on “Publications”). Orders may also be placed by calling ANNA toll free at 888-600-ANNA (2662) or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. The cost of the CD is $25 for members and $40 for nonmembers, plus shipping and handling. “This is an ideal way for someone who could not attend an ANNA conference to earn their CEs,” said Sally Russell, MN, CMSRN, ANNA’s Director of Education Services. Russell said the new CD is the latest entry in the “CE On Demand” program launched by ANNA’s Distance Learning Committee last year. The first CD on hepatitis C was so successful, she said, that the committee wanted to offer nurses more topics in this format. The new CD contains the following: Session I: “CKD-K/DOQI Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Road Map for Improved Outcomes – Part I.” Taught by Christine Chmielewski, MSN, CRNP, CS, CNN, and Patricia McCarley, MSN, RN, NP. Includes staging, risk factors, diagnostic criteria, and complications (2 CEs). Session II: “CKD-K/DOQI Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Road Map for Improved Outcomes – Part II.” Taught by Kim Alleman, MS, RN, FNP, CNN, and Ann Compton, MSN, RN, CNN, FNP-C. Includes nutritional status, bone disease, neuropathy, and CKD progression (2 CEs). Session III: (Bonus Lecture.) “Treatment Parameters vs. Treatment Goals: Benefits of Vitamin D Therapy.” Taught by Dennis L. Andress, MD. Includes therapies and dosing schedules (1.5 CEs). The CD is partially funded through an unrestricted educational grant from Abbott Laboratories, Renal Care Group. ANNA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA). Additional distance learning and other educational offerings are available on ANNA’s Web site, www.annanurse.org. ### ANNA is a professional nursing association comprised of more than 11,500 nephrology nurses. The association is dedicated to advancing nephrology nursing practice and positively influencing outcomes for patients with kidney or other disease processes requiring replacement therapies through advocacy, scholarship, and excellence.