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National Influenza Vaccination Week Is December 5-11

Posted on Nov 29, 2021

December 5-11, 2021, is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW). Established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the week highlights the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. ANNA encourages nephrology nurses to get their annual flu shot and to promote flu vaccination to their families, patients, and communities.

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Project Firstline: Infection Prevention and Control Resources for Nurses

Posted on Nov 01, 2021

ANNA is partnering with the American Nurses Association (ANA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other organizations to disseminate resources on infection prevention and control (IPC) to nurses and other front-line health professionals through an initiative entitled Project Firstline. This initiative will feature an interactive series of free online tools and courses that provide nurses with training and information about IPC.

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CMS Releases Final Rule on ESRD Prospective Payment System for 2022 (CMS-1749-F)

Posted on Oct 29, 2021

On October 29, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that updates payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2022. This rule also finalizes:

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CDC Call for Comments: Interventions to Prevent Work-Related Stress and Support Mental Health for Health Workers

Posted on Oct 11, 2021

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is offering the public the opportunity to share information and comments on current evidence-based, workplace and occupational safety and health interventions to prevent work-associated stress, support stress reduction, and foster positive mental health and well-being among health workers.

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KDIGO Releases Clinical Practice Guideline on Management of Glomerular Diseases

Posted on Sep 21, 2021

Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) released the 2021 Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Glomerular Diseases. The guideline offers an extensive review of general management principles that should be considered for all patients with glomerular disease while also providing in-depth coverage of specific primary or secondary glomerular diseases. The new guideline, along with an Executive Summary, is available online.

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