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American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA)

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The role for nursing in the increasing use of urgent peritoneal dialysis

Individuals who end up in the hospital emergency room needing acute dialysis care after months, maybe years, of ignoring the signs of kidney failure usually have a fairly standard course of treatment: a temporary hemodialysis catheter. Urgent PD can change that


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Nurse-developed protocol helps reduce risk of bed ulcers for hospitalized HD patients

Nephrology nurses monitoring the care of their hospitalized hemodialysis patients can use a specially designed protocol to reduce the risk of bed ulcers


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ANNA hands out research grants, awards at annual meeting

Fighting blood stream infections: a nursing perspective

The results of a study on reducing catheter-related blood stream infections in an outpatient dialysis setting showed that special tracking can make a difference


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Strong connection with patient, family, and nurse will lead to better dialysis outcomes

To get to know the patient, nephrology nurses need to understand  their fears, hopes, and what they want from life despite chronic kidney disease


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Gail Wick to open up the ANNA conference

Former ANNA president Gail Wick, MHSA, BSN, RN, CNN, is opening the general session for the association’s 45th annual meeting April 12


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Listen while you walk, and earn CEs

ANNA meeting organizers have come up with a creative way for attendees to get some exercise during the conference while earning education credits


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Patricia Benner to discuss honing patient care skills at annual ANNA meeting

Patricia Benner, PhD, RN, FAAN, will deliver the plenary session, “Clinical wisdom and interventions: The skilled know-how of caring for patients.”


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Nephrology nurses gather in Anaheim for ANNA's 45th national symposium

The American Nephrology Nurses' Association’s  is welcoming attendees and industry representatives to Anaheim, Calif.  starting this Saturday for a four-day conference


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American Nephrology Nurses’ Association announces new president-elect

Cindy Richards, BSN, RN, CNN, of Birmingham, Ala. has been elected national president-elect of the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA) for 2014-15. Richards will serve on ANNA’s Board of Directors and as liaison to assigned committees


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