NNCC Email Newsletter | August 2021

Sunday, August 1st, 2021
Email Newsletter
August 2021
Congratulations to the 2021 NNCC Quality
Improvement Award Winners

Demonstrating the commitment to patient care of our NNCC certificants, we received a record number of Quality Improvement Award applications this year. We are thrilled to announce the winners below, each of whom will receive $1,000 and an engraved plaque.

The award recognizes individuals or organizations participating in a QI project that promotes optimal patient outcomes in nephrology. Given the high number of applicants this year, NNCC has decided to select the top four!
Applications are reviewed by the NNCC Board of Commissioners and ranked based on innovative concepts, outcomes, and quality assurance and performance improvement principles.
Join us in congratulating the winners!
Gina Scroggins, Sandra Atkins, Debra Ladue
Rochester General Hospital Dialysis
Ronald Hale
DaVita Louisville Dialysis
Forest Rawls
Emory Dialysis Clinics
Cintia Perez, Deborah Jones
VA Loma Linda Healthcare System
Spread the Word! NNCC Has Study Resources
If you have colleagues who are interested in earning a credential provided by NNCC, please let them know all they have to do is go to the NNCC website, click on “Certify,” then choose the credential they want to achieve. The information they need to prepare is in the “Practice & Prep” section, including a free downloadable Certification Preparation Guide.
If you are an NNCC certificant who needs to recertify, everything you need is provided in the “Recertify” section of the website. Simply choose your credential and follow the prompts. Good luck to all!
The public health emergency surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic was extended on July 20 by the Department of Health and Human Services for another 90 days.
What does this mean for you and your certification? If you’re due to certify or recertify, this requirement will be waived by the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) during this period. For more details on the waiver and its impact on your dialysis certification, read the NNCC FAQs Regarding CMS Waiver and Certification Credentials.
Nephrology Nurses:
Take the NNCC August Pop Quiz
Nephrology nurses, you’re our chosen group for the August “NNCC Question of the Month.” The question is posted on the NNCC Facebook page. You’ll get a list of options, an explanation for the correct answer, and reference information. You can also go right to the question here. Have fun and good luck!

What We Can Learn From Canada About Growing Home Dialysis

American Kidney Fund Releases Guide for Improving Diagnoses of Kidney Disease

Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Kidney Transplant Recipients: More Questions than Answers

Patients on Hemodialysis Experienced Racial, Social Disparities Linked With COVID-19 Risk

Nation’s First Black Female Transplant Surgeon Advocates for Better Care for African Americans

You can read the executive summary here.
Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission
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