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NAM Hosts Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Webinar Series

Posted on Jun 23, 2021

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) will host four webinars this summer exploring the blueprint for the next decade of nursing as outlined in its May 2021 report, Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity. The webinars are free, and contact hours will be provided.

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Authority for Clinical Tasks Performed by PCTs and LPNs/LVNs in the Hemodialysis Setting: What Are the Rules in Your State?

Posted on Jun 18, 2021

Direct patient care in chronic hemodialysis centers is provided by registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses/licensed vocational nurses (LPNs/LVNs), and patient care technicians (PCTs). The scope of practice and duties for RNs, LPNs/LVNs, and PCTs and the rules under which they practice in the hemodialysis setting vary by state and may be determined by state statutes, regulations, Nurse Practice Acts, Boards of Nursing, Medical Practice Acts, and facility licensing rules.

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CDC Seeks Information on Cases of COVID-19 in Fully Vaccinated Individuals with ESRD

Posted on Jun 01, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working to characterize patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on maintenance dialysis who are diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infections after being fully vaccinated. The CDC invites the kidney community to contribute to these efforts and is requesting healthcare providers who work with patients with ESRD on maintenance dialysis to report SARS-CoV-2 infections that meet the following criteria:

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How Nephrology Nurses Met the Challenges of COVID-19

Posted on May 13, 2021

PhotoANNA Past President Donna Bednarski describes the extraordinary work of nephrology nurses during COVID-19 in a special “Nurse Appreciation” campaign published by Mediaplanet and distributed nationwide.

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National Academy of Medicine Releases Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Report

Posted on May 11, 2021

On May 11, 2021, the National Academy of Medicine released the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 report – The Future of Nursing: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity. The report explores how nurses can work to reduce health disparities and promote equity, while keeping costs at bay, utilizing technology, and maintaining patient and family-focused care.

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