An article in USA Today spotlights the risk of unsafe injection practices. Don't put your patient's health at risk by re-entering single use vials. USA Today reports: "Since 2001, more than 150,000 patients nationwide have been victims of unsafe injection practices, and two-thirds of those risky shots were administered in just the past 4 years, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."
ANNA is participating with several other kidney community groups in talking with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) about recent changes in Medicare payment practices specific to outpatient treatment of acute kidney injury patients.
ANNA recently became a “pioneer member” of the Kidney Health Initiative (KHI), a collaborative group of stakeholders in the kidney community seeking to help foster optimum therapies for diseases that affect the kidney.
Need to calculate an eGFR, determine a Kt/V, or calculate peritoneal dialysis (PD) adequacy? A new “Calculate” app can help! The app provides a vast number of calculations and decision trees within the field of nephrology as well as other specialty areas, including cardiology, emergency medicine, endocrinology, and more. The app is an excellent tool for use by the bedside nurse.
The American Kidney Fund (AKF) has activated its Disaster Relief Program to help dialysis patients who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. The program provides emergency assistance in the form of block grants to local dialysis centers when disaster strikes a community. Dialysis centers then distribute the funds to help their patients pay for essentials such as food, shelter, medications and the cost of fuel or transportation to reach dialysis treatment.