9/22/04 - American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) Offers CE Credits on New CD-ROM

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September 22, 2004

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Information: Janet D’Alesandro

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256-2422; janetd@ajj.com

 

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 anna@ajj.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

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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.