Contact hours available until 10/31/2020. Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
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. Commercial Support and Sponsorship: 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.
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This CNE article meets the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission’s (NNCC’s) continuing nursing education requirements for certification and recertification. Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to discuss qualitative results on the health and safety of nephrology nurses and the environments in which they work. Learning Engagement Activity: For more information on this topic, read the following article: Ulrich, B.T., & Kear, T.M. (2018). The health and safety of nephrology nurses and the environments in which they work: Important for nurses, patients, and organizations. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 45(2), 117-139, 168: Click Here!
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10/24/18 12:35 am
As a nephrology nurse working in both the acute and chronic setting I can attest to the amount of work and responsibility faced each and every day. Improvement are made daily, but it is a slow process.
3/4/20 11:20 am
3/5/20 5:57 pm
This provides a lot of information that if used in a positive light, a clinic action plan could be created with staff, could help with increasing patient satisfaction which is becoming more and more important. If we can increase staff satisfaction, it could trickle down to a better patient experience.
3/6/20 8:13 am
Well written study. We all need to support each other for the safety of our patients and staff. With the new push for home dialysis we have a shortage of experienced nurses at his time.
3/6/20 5:46 pm
I loved this article! One of the things I always did as a Manager was say "Thank You" at the end of the day to each staff member. Sometimes that's all it takes. The Nephrology Nurse has so many responsibilities and it's good when we can share our experiences.
3/12/20 3:55 pm
3/17/20 3:33 pm
I am a brand new dialysis nurse (6 months). I feel very lucky to feel respected by my peers and manager and appreciated by my patients. A patient recently thanked me for keeping him alive. He said, "you know, that's what you're doing...keeping me alive and I appreciate that so thank you." The PCTs I work with are top notch. Our clinic is in a safe town. This article really reinforced how lucky I am to work where I do.
6/10/20 6:57 pm
Great article. Really sums up some of the day to day complaints from both a team and patient perspective and allows one to focus on some changes that could be hopefully implemented.