Each month ANNA offers a FREE continuing nursing education (CNE) program in ANNA’s Online Library. This special offer is available to ANNA members only! This month's featured session, "Hold that Line: Decreasing Central Line Acquired Bloodstream Infections in Hemodialysis ," was originally offered at the 2013 National Symposium in Las Vegas.
Each month ANNA President Norma Gomez provides a brief message for ANNA members. February is American Heart Month, and this month's Presidential Minute focuses on heart health and the Million Hearts campaign, a national initiative that aims to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the U.S. by 2017
The results of ANNA's national elections have been finalized. Cindy Richards, BSN, RN, CNN, of Birmingham, AL, was elected to serve as ANNA President-Elect, and Lynda Ball, MSN, RN, CNN, of Edmond, OK, was re-elected to a second term as Secretary. Alice Hellebrand, MSN, RN, CNN, and Nancy Pierce, BSN, RN, CNN, were named Directors.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final rule, Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System (PPS), Quality Incentive Program (QIP), and Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (CMS-1526-F), on November 22, 2013.
A new educational package in ANNA's Online Library features three of the most popular sessions from ANNA's 2013 Fall Meeting in New Orleans. Listen to the live recording of the sessions, view the accompanying presentation materials, and earn CNE. Topics include:
The holiday season is right around the corner. If you plan to purchase gifts online at Amazon.com, please consider connecting to Amazon.com through the ANNA website. For every item you purchase on Amazon.com, ANNA will receive a referral fee. To participate, simply go to ANNA’s home page at www.annanurse.org, click on the Amazon.com logo (on the bottom left), and then enjoy your holiday shopping. You’ll be helping support ANNA at the same time!
ANNA has earned Accreditation with Distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the highest recognition awarded by the ANCC Accreditation Program. ANCC Accreditation distinguishes organizations that demonstrate quality and excellence in the curriculum, design, and delivery of continuing nursing education (CNE). Accredited organizations, like ANNA, meet comprehensive, evidence-based criteria to ensure CNE activities are effectively planned, implemented, and evaluated.
You can have the definitive standards on nephrology nursing practice at your fingertips, whenever and wherever you need them! ANNA's Nephrology Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice is available in electronic format for your mobile device. This valuable resource will assist you in your daily interactions with patients and staff.