Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) released an update to its Prevention, Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of Hepatitis C in Chronic Kidney Disease guidelines, replacing the version first published by the group in 2008. The new guidelines include the latest recommendations on:
On October 1, 2018, Johnson & Johnson began accepting applications for the Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge. Recognizing nurses hold the keys to new and innovative ideas that can profoundly improve human health, Johnson & Johnson wants to partner with nurses to help bring those ideas to life.
Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) is making a $100,000 contribution to ANNA. In recognition of ANNA’s 50th anniversary year and Nephrology Nurses Week, the donation will fund an ongoing scholarship program, help increase awareness of the profession, and strengthen engagement with nurses dedicated to caring for patients with chronic kidney disease.
Various organizations are coordinating relief efforts and raising funds to help those individuals affected by Hurricane Florence. Click on the links below to learn more about how nurses can participate in these efforts.
National Recognition Week for Hemodialysis Technicians is October 14-20. The National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists (NANT) designates the second full week in October each year to recognize hemodialysis technicians for the vital contributions they make to the nephrology field. Click below for more information and to download a poster and other resources you can share in your facility.