Serious hemodialysis therapy complications are venous needle dislodgement and access-bloodline separation. In 2020, ANNA brought together a task force to update the information and resources developed by the 2012 ANNA Venous Needle Dislodgement Task Force along with the development of additional resources, if needed. The 2020-2021 ANNA Venous Needle Dislodgement Task Force conducted a literature review, requested information from ANNA members, and tested taping techniques.
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David Walz, MBA, BSN, RN, CNN, FACHE, ANNA’s first male president, started his nursing path when he was just a young boy growing up on a farm in Minnesota. Today, he is a respected and influential nursing leader and executive. Read the OR Today profile about Dave's career path and his determination to "leave a legacy."
The ANNA Nominations Committee is pleased to present the slate of candidates for the 2022-2023 National Board of Directors. In the upcoming national election, ANNA members will elect a President-Elect, a Secretary, and two Directors. Visit the Election Center to view profiles and posters detailing each candidate’s qualifications.
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In October 2021, ANNA will launch a modular Nephrology Nursing Certification Review Course designed to assist nephrology nurses preparing to take the following certification exams:
ANNA membership offers many benefits, including the opportunity to participate in ANNA's award, scholarship, and grant program. This year, ANNA is offering over $119,000 in nursing excellence awards, scholarships, and grants.