Barbara Odom has been a nurse for 37 years, and has specialized in Acute hemodialysis for the past 11 years. Barbara is author of a chapter on acute kidney injury in ANNA's Third Edition of Contemporary Nephrology Nursing, and the Acute Dialysis section editor for ANNA's Fifth Edition of Nephrology Nursing Certification Review Guide. She is also a member of the Manuscript Review Panel for the Nephrology Nursing Journal. Barbara has been an active ANNA member, serving as secretary and President for her local chapter, and nationally as the Acute Speciatly Network Leader, and Specialty Network
Chair-Designate and Chair. She is passionate about educating nurses, and providing the support and tools they need to become advocates for their patients and fellow nurses.