ANNA collaborated with the American Society of Nephrology and the National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists to present a free webinar entitled "Surviving COVID-19: Mental Health Support for Kidney Disease Professionals" on May 14, 2020. Presenters examined the mental health challenges of kidney professionals practicing during the COVID-19 pandemic and explored resources and techniques to support their mental health.
The World Health Assembly has designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife to honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and to advance
ANNA has heard from organizations and providers across the United States about the dire need for nephrology staff to care for patients with kidney failure (including dialysis) in COVID-19 hot spots. ANNA has developed a tool to identify areas in need of nephrology nurses, advanced practice nurses, and patient care technicians.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in patients developing kidney impairment requiring renal replacement therapies. To meet the learning needs of nephrology and non-nephrology nurses caring for patients with acute kidney injury, ANNA is offering free access to four online CNE bundles addressing the following topic areas:
On April 7, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO), in partnership with the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and Nursing Now, issued the State of the World's Nursing Report 2020: Investing in Education, Jobs, and Leadership.