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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

Mark E. Neumann
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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

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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

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Fighting blood stream infections: a nursing perspective

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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