The American Nurses Association (ANA) is expanding its annual recognition and celebration of nurses from a week-long event to a month-long observance again in 2021. With the theme of "Nurses Make a Difference," each week during Nurses Month will have a specific focus:
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) will host a 2-day virtual meeting entitled Home Dialysis Workshop on June 2-3, 2021. Despite expanded use of home hemodialysis over the last decade, it only comprises a fraction of home dialysis. Patient choice is impacted, as the options for home-based dialysis are limited and have many more requirements than in-center based dialysis.
For those facing issues like food insecurity, substance abuse, and unsafe living conditions, health care is a tremendous challenge. ANNA President Lillian Pryor and National Secretary Tanya Scott explain how nurses can help communities overcome barriers and achieve quality care in an article for American Mobile/Nursezone.
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) will host a virtual workshop entitled Technologies to Optimize Kidneys for Transplant on July 14, 2021 (11:00 am to 5:00 pm ET). The workshop will focus on the scientific and technical barriers to enhanced evaluation, preservation, repair, and optimization of donor kidneys to improve organ utilization.