The Health and Safety of Nephrology Nurses and the Environments in Which They Work: Important for Nurses, Patients, and Organizations

The Health and Safety of Nephrology Nurses and the Environments in Which They Work: Important for Nurses, Patients, and Organizations

Identification: nnj_ma_18A1
Issue: March-April 2018
Volume: Vol. 45, No. 2
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Nephrology Nursing Journal Editorial Board Statements of Disclosure:
In accordance with ANCC governing rules Nephrology Nursing Journal Editorial Board statements of disclosure are published with each CNE offering. The statements of disclosure for this offering are published below.

Paula Dutka, MSN, RN, CNN, disclosed that she is a coordinator of Clinical Trials for the following sponsors: Amgen, Rockwell Medical, Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Akebia Therapeutics, and Dynavax Technologies.

Norma J. Gomez, MBA, MSN, CNNe, disclosed that she is a member of the ZS Pharma Advisory Council.

Tamara M. Kear, PhD, RN, CNS, CNN, disclosed that she is a member of the ANNA Board of Directors, serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for Kibow Biotech, Inc., and is employed by Fresenius Kidney Care as an acute hemodialysis RN.

All other members of the Editorial Board had no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education activity.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, Nephrology Nursing Journal Editor, and Sally Russell, MN, CMSRN, CPP, ANNA Education Director.

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No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
American Nephrology Nurses Association – Provider is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910.

This CNE article meets the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission’s (NNCC’s) continuing nursing education requirements for certification and recertification.

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Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to discuss broad findings from a national survey of nephrology nurses regarding health and safety in the workplace.



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Annette Bilo
5/10/18 5:50 pm

Seems that nurses - not only me- "beat themselves up" when they cannot complete all their tasks by the end of the day. Striving to better organize the work flow my resolve some of this anxiety causing problem

Margaret Baum
5/17/18 9:29 pm

The culture of safety can be established by strong leadership. A leader does not just have rhetoric, but a team in which this culture is maintained in every routine.

Mariros Boliche
10/5/18 9:03 am

As far as I remember I am one of the participant who participated on this study. I am grateful that our officials in ANNA are doing something for our safety as Nurses. Because most of the time they're only focusing on patient's not on the caregiver's safety. A lot of policies, rules and laws were created and implemented for patient's safety but forgot the Nurse's safety. Kudos to our Nurses/officials who thought about this idea of this Study.

Sharleen Holmes
10/30/18 7:29 pm

This is very important especially in the unit.

Sharleen Holmes
10/30/18 7:31 pm

This is important especially in my unit.

Mark Anciano
1/30/19 2:48 pm

This is a must when it comes to your and your patients well being.

Mary Mueller
5/14/19 3:47 pm

This article reminded me that I need to try harder to consistently recognize our acute dialysis staff and can always improve on my communication skills.

Melinda Mattson
5/6/20 5:49 pm

very interesting study

Suneuy Hwang
9/7/20 11:37 am

This is a very good study

Hyunsook Oh
10/8/20 4:15 pm


Dianne Singleton
11/10/20 10:50 am

Great article. I can you this information in my education of my staff

Carmen Hidalgo
1/14/21 3:01 am

What was presented in the article are true Nurses go far beyond to provide safe,quality compassionate patient care. Not all are fairly comoensated.

Eduarliochita Pinguit
1/21/21 6:46 pm

Great information for us. Thanks

Gemma Vawter
9/20/21 4:35 pm

Great study .

Farzana Hasan
10/15/21 6:41 pm

Very interesting

Jamie Sisk
2/21/22 9:17 pm

This is so true in all area of healthcare. I diffidently see issues in my unit especially when short staffed.