The Coalition for Supportive Care of Kidney Patients (CSCKP) has created two new tools to assist patients and their kidney care teams in advance care planning:
An article by ANNA President Sheila Doss-McQuitty, MBA, BSN, CNN, CCRA, was included in a USA Today supplement, "Kidney and Liver Health." The supplement was distributed nationally March 16, 2017, in print and online to an estimated 30 million readers.
On March 14, 2017, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Board of Directors adopted a position paper on mental health policy entitled “Whole Health Begins with Mental Health.” Recognizing that the prevalence of mental illness and substance use disorders continues to exact a toll in our nation, APNA calls for immediate action to ensure that policies are put into place that promote a proactive approach to wellness.
March 12-18 is Patient Safety Awareness Week. An annual initiative of the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), Patient Safety Awareness Week focuses on raising awareness about patient safety among health care professionals and the public. The following activities are planned for the week:
Nephrology News & Issues recently interviewed members of the renal care community, including ANNA member Donna Bednarski, regarding the impact of the upcoming shift in power on Capitol Hill. Will potential changes in health care policy impact the ESRD program? Will the expansion of nurse practice acts be affected? What new legislation is important to nephrology nurses? How do we maintain momentum on Capitol Hill?