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.
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.
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
In 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.