Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) is making a $100,000 contribution to ANNA. In recognition of ANNA’s 50th anniversary year and Nephrology Nurses Week, the donation will fund an ongoing scholarship program, help increase awareness of the profession, and strengthen engagement with nurses dedicated to caring for patients with chronic kidney disease.
Various organizations are coordinating relief efforts and raising funds to help those individuals affected by Hurricane Florence. Click on the links below to learn more about how nurses can participate in these efforts.
National Recognition Week for Hemodialysis Technicians is October 14-20. The National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists (NANT) designates the second full week in October each year to recognize hemodialysis technicians for the vital contributions they make to the nephrology field. Click below for more information and to download a poster and other resources you can share in your facility.
On July 11, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS 1691-P) to update payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2019.
September is National Preparedness Month. Each September since 2004, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has observed National Preparedness Month. During the month, FEMA and various local, state, and federal agencies encourage U.S. residents to become better prepared for emergencies and disasters. National Preparedness Month 2018 focuses on planning, with the theme Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.