The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working to characterize patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on maintenance dialysis who are diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infections after being fully vaccinated. The CDC invites the kidney community to contribute to these efforts and is requesting healthcare providers who work with patients with ESRD on maintenance dialysis to report SARS-CoV-2 infections that meet the following criteria:
ANNA Past President Donna Bednarski describes the extraordinary work of nephrology nurses during COVID-19 in a special “Nurse Appreciation” campaign published by Mediaplanet and distributed nationwide.
On May 11, 2021, the National Academy of Medicine released the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 report – The Future of Nursing: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity. The report explores how nurses can work to reduce health disparities and promote equity, while keeping costs at bay, utilizing technology, and maintaining patient and family-focused care.
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.