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'What Does Advocacy Mean to You?' Podcast Episode Explores the Importance of Nursing Advocacy

Posted on Aug 02, 2021

In the latest episode of the Nephrology Nursing Perspectives podcast series, ANNA Immediate Past President Lillian Pryor, MSN, RN, CNN, interviews ANNA member Teresa Villaran, MS, MSN, CNN, CCRN(alumnus), about how nurses can become advocates for their profession and patients. Teresa encourages nephrology nurses to use their collective voice to influence and advocate for policy and healthcare legislation at the local, state, and federal levels.

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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Information & Resources

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Online Resource Provides Tips for Individuals Choosing Solo Home Dialysis

Posted on Jul 29, 2021

Home Dialysis Central recently added a section to their website to support individuals with kidney disease who select solo home hemodialysis for treatment. This new online resource covers topics such as safety, room arrangement, supply management, machine set-up, self-cannulation and one-handed taping, treatment monitoring, blood sample draws, medications, and travel.

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Kidney Care Partners Launches Initiative to Develop Quality Performance Measures for Dialysis Providers

Posted on Jul 07, 2021

On July 6, 2021, the Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – a coalition representing patient advocates, health professional organizations (including the American Nephrology Nurses Association [ANNA]), dialysis providers, researchers, and manufacturers – announced plans to relaunch the Kidney Care Quality Alliance (KCQA) to develop measures to evaluate facility-level quality performance measures, particularly in the areas of home dialysis and

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NNJ Editor-In-Chief Discusses How ‘The Stars Have Aligned to Unleash the Power of Nurses’

Posted on Jul 02, 2021

headshotIn her editorial in the May/June 2021 issue of Nephrology Nursing Journal (NNJ), Editor-in-Chief Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, FAONL, discusses how the visions of various healthcare thought leaders converged this spring to recognize the competence, knowledge, access, and expertise of nurses and the importance of their role in transforming health care.

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