Health in Sewell, NJ

A new Brown University study finds that fewer patients with end-stage kidney disease died within a year of starting dialysis in states that expanded Medicaid coverage in the wake of the Affordable Care Act.

While making rounds, I was paged to the dialysis unit to evaluate a patient on hemodialysis via a tunneled dialysis catheter, who began having chills and hypotension during a session. Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon situation and...

There just aren't enough kidney transplants available for the millions of people with renal failure. Aside from a transplant, the only alternative for patients is to undergo regular dialysis sessions to clear harmful cellular waste from their bodies. Now, scientists report in ACS Nano a new urea sorbent that could accelerate progress toward the development of a lightweight, wearable artificial kidney with the potential to make dialysis more convenient, comfortable and effective.

The following new content is available in the AAACN Online Library at reduced prices for AAACN members: Full 2018 Conference with Contact Hours; Full 2018 Conference; Pre-Conference - Creating an RN Workforce for Ambulatory Care Settings; and the 2018 Ambulatory Care Nursing Certification Review Course.

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Transition to the Specialty of Ambulatory Care Nurse residencies are an effective strategy to increase nurse retention and help RNs transition to competent practice. The AAACN Ambulatory Care Registered Nurse Residency Program is a new evidence-based resource that ambulatory care facilities can use to help RNs attain the knowledge and skills they need to practice in the ambulatory care specialty.

Anabel Quintanar was recently recognized as the winner of the 2018 VA Secretary’s Awards for Excellence in Nursing and Advancement of Nursing Programs in the Registered Nurse staff role. This is considered the highest award for nursing within the VA.

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