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Investment in Time, Resources Needed to Prepare Nephrology Nurses for Training Patients and Caregivers in Home Dialysis Delivery

  • 1 Glenda Payne, RN, is a member of the Kidney News Editorial Board, and Principal, National Dialysis Accreditation Commission. Tamara Kear, PhD, RN, is Executive Director, American Nephrology Nurses Association.
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The World Health Organization has declared 2020, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the Year of the Nurse. Nurses are encouraged by the exposure this will bring to the profession, as it promises to highlight their many roles. Further, nephrology nurses are cautiously excited about the recent focus on kidney health and the role nephrology nurses will play in implementing the Advancing American Kidney Health (AAKH) initiative launched in 2019. This executive order places a focus on kidney health by increasing patient choice with a focus on home dialysis therapy options, kidney disease prevention, and strategies to