Home Dialysis Central recently added a section to their website to support individuals with kidney disease who select solo home hemodialysis for treatment. This new online resource covers topics such as safety, room arrangement, supply management, machine set-up, self-cannulation and one-handed taping, treatment monitoring, blood sample draws, medications, and travel.
On July 6, 2021, the Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – a coalition representing patient advocates, health professional organizations (including the American Nephrology Nurses Association [ANNA]), dialysis providers, researchers, and manufacturers – announced plans to relaunch the Kidney Care Quality Alliance (KCQA) to develop measures to evaluate facility-level quality performance measures, particularly in the areas of home dialysis and
In her editorial in the May/June 2021 issue of Nephrology Nursing Journal (NNJ), Editor-in-Chief Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, FAONL, discusses how the visions of various healthcare thought leaders converged this spring to recognize the competence, knowledge, access, and expertise of nurses and the importance of their role in transforming health care.
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) will host four webinars this summer exploring the blueprint for the next decade of nursing as outlined in its May 2021 report, Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity. The webinars are free, and contact hours will be provided.
Direct patient care in chronic hemodialysis centers is provided by registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses/licensed vocational nurses (LPNs/LVNs), and patient care technicians (PCTs). The scope of practice and duties for RNs, LPNs/LVNs, and PCTs and the rules under which they practice in the hemodialysis setting vary by state and may be determined by state statutes, regulations, Nurse Practice Acts, Boards of Nursing, Medical Practice Acts, and facility licensing rules.