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American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA)

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Healthcare workers must be vigilant about identifying Ebola patients, protecting against infection

Healthcare workers, including dialysis clinic staff, must be vigilant about identifying patients with a travel history to an Ebola-affected country and recognizing symptoms of the disease, according to a health advisory for healthcare workers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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ANNA study shows nephrology nurses view patient safety favorably, highlights areas for improvement

Most nephrology nurses surveyed for a new study published in the September/October 2014 issue of the Nephology Nursing Journal rated patient safety in nephrology nurse practice settings as favorable


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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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