Professional News

ANNA Joins Alliance for Home Dialysis

Posted on Jan 07, 2013

ANNA has joined the Alliance for Home Dialysis, a group that promotes activities and policies that facilitate treatment choice in dialysis care. This Alliance seeks to identify and address systematic barriers that limit access for patients and their families to the many benefits of home dialysis therapy. The Alliance includes work groups focused on the following four areas: Accessibility, Accountability, Reimburse­ment, and Innovation.

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CDC Offers Continuing Education Course on Infection Prevention in Dialysis Settings

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a new continuing education course, Infection Prevention in Dialysis Settings, for outpatient hemodialysis health care workers, including technicians and nurses. The 1-hour self-guided training course reviews the following topic areas:

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Unsafe Injection Practices Put Patients at Risk

Posted on Dec 28, 2012

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."

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Change in Payment Practices for Acute Kidney Injury Patients

Posted on Dec 06, 2012

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.

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ANNA Becomes Pioneer Member of Kidney Health Initiative

Posted on Dec 05, 2012

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.

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