March is National Kidney Month, and March 8 is World Kidney Day. Both events are intended to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease. The theme of World Kidney Day 2018 is “Kidneys & Women’s Health: Include, Value, Empower.” This year, World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day coincide, creating an opportunity to emphasize the importance of women’s health and specifically, their kidney health.
The American Academy of Nursing released a position statement that full practice authority for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) is necessary to transform primary care, and that practice restrictions on APRNs should be removed so they may practice to the full extent of their education and training.
National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. This week is devoted to highlighting the diverse ways in which registered nurses work to improve health care.
A free webinar entitled Nurses' Role in Antibiotic Stewardship will be offered on February 2, 2018 (11:30 am ET). This webinar is the fourth in a series launched by the Nursing Infection Control Education (NICE) Network addressing the key issues surrounding infection prevention in healthcare facilities.
ANNA member Donna Bednarski, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CNN, recently shared her thoughts with Nephrology News and Issues on what the upcoming year could look like for health care reform in the United States. Ms. Bednarski is ANNA’s consultant to the Kidney Care Partners, a coalition of patient advocates, dialysis professionals, care providers, and manufacturers dedicated to working together to improve quality of care for individuals with chronic kidney disease.