NATIONAL NEPHROLOGY NURSES WEEK
The second full week in September celebrates specialty nurses trained in the treatment of kidney diseases. Designated by the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA), National Nephrology Nurses Week is a time to honor the dedicated nurses who care for patients with kidney disease.
Nephrology nurses receive specialized training to provide care to their patients. While undergoing treatment, patients with kidney diseases rely on nephrology nurses for their expertise in the field of kidney-related diseases. Highly trained nurses provide medical care assistance, education, and support to all those affected by kidney disease. Nearly 500,000 people around the world suffer from some type of kidney disease. Remarkably, dependence on nephrology nurses will increase as kidney disease increases worldwide. Equally important, these medical professionals ensure proper care, guidance and comfort are given during all treatments, including dialysis. Like all nurses, nephrology nurses provide encouragement and reassurance as a patient goes through the steps to become healthy again.
Each nurse becomes an essential factor in the life of the patient. As part of the nephrology team, the nurse joins an integral unit. The nurse is a vital team member. National Nephrology Nurses Week recognizes their contributions to patient care and support.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Acknowledge and show your appreciation for the work nephrology nurses perform in your community. Patients and families, consider thanking their nephrology nurse with a card or some other gesture of appreciation.
Use #NehprologyNursesWeek in social media.
American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) designated National Nephrology Nurses Week to honor all nephrology nurses who are dedicated to the treatment of kidney disease.