Wayne County Hospital’s Susie B. Dialysis Unit invites hospitals, dialysis facilities and others to honor nurses during 'Nephrology Nurses Week'.American Nephrology Nurses’ Association Weeklong Celebration to Spotlight Nephrology Nurses
Wayne County Hospital’s Susie B. Dialysis Unit invites hospitals, dialysis facilities and others to honor nurses during ‘Nephrology Nurses Week’.www.annanurse.org/NNW [Corydon, September 9, 2013] Wayne County Hospital’s (WCH) Susie B. Dialysis Unit joins the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association in a nationwide celebration honoring nephrology nurses during “Nephrology Nurses Week,” September 8-14, 2013.
Nephrology nurses care for patients with kidney disease and provide lifesaving care each day. To honor their passion and commitment, ANNA has designated the second full week in September each year as Nephrology Nurses Week. This year, the WCH Susie B. Dialysis Unit marks the event with activities recognizing and rewarding nephrology nurses.
ANNA has chosen the theme “Nephrology Nurses Take Action” for this year’s celebration. The theme highlights the way nephrology nurses use their vision, knowledge, and skills to take action and improve patient outcomes. Caring for kidney patients requires nurses to be highly skilled, well educated, and motivated, and nephrology nurses cite the variety and challenges of the specialty as fueling their ongoing passion.
“Being able to provide this level of care for patients with kidney disease is extremely rewarding. We have an outstanding staff and we all work well together,” commented Maggie Lindsey, RN, Director of Dialysis.
ANNA launched Nephrology Nurses Week in 2005 to give employers, patients and others the opportunity to thank nephrology nurses for their life-saving work. In addition, ANNA also hopes to spark interest in other nurses about the multifaceted career opportunities available in nephrology. One of the most diverse nursing specialties practiced today, nephrology nurses care for patients of all ages who have, or are at risk for, kidney disease.
About 20 million Americans suffer from kidney disease. Of those patients, over 400,000 experience kidney failure. The rising number of people with kidney disease, many of whom are minorities, is in part attributed to the country’s obesity epidemic, an alarming trend that has led to more cases of diabetes and high blood pressure. Both of these diseases are major contributors to kidney failure.
For information on services available at the WCH Susie B. Tuttle Dialysis Unit please contact, Maggie Lindsey, RN, Director, at 641-872-5325.