NNCC Email Newsletter | February 2019

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

NNCC News & Opportunities

Staff members of Stanford Dialysis Unit

Staff members of Stanford Dialysis Unit, Palo Alto, CA.

A Higher Level of Practice

2018 NNCC Advocacy Award Winner Describes the Rewards of Certification

Recognizing and honoring nephrology health care professionals like you for achieving their certification is one of NNCC’s primary goals.

In this issue, we are spotlighting the Stanford Dialysis Unit at Stanford Health Care in Palo Alto, CA, recipient of the 2018 NNCC Award for Nephrology Nursing Certification Advocacy. Marlys Ludlow, RN, MSN, CNN, Patient Care Manager, Dialysis, describes her motivation for applying for the award, and the positive results of championing certification.

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Attending a Spring Conference? Visit NNCC Booth

Special deal! If you are attending the National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists (NANT) DTX19, conference on March 19-22, 2019, in Las Vegas, NV, you can get a reduced price. Use NNCC’s exclusive registration link, or the ID code NNCC, and receive 5% off the regular registration fee of $395 (includes a 1-year membership to NANT). While you’re there, be sure to visit the NNCC booth, #104.

NNCC will also be exhibiting at other meetings this spring. Stop by our booth to get answers to your questions about certification/recertification and discover new resources for your practice.

Apply Today for a Career Mobility Scholarship

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NNCC News & Opportunities

You’re Invited: Free Home Dialysis Workshop

Report: ESRD Rates to Increase Through 2030

A recent study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) reports that the ESRD incidence rate from 2015-2030 will increase 11%-18%. (JASN, 1/19)

Vegan or Meat? Which Low-Protein Diet Works Best?

The debate continues regarding the value of a plant versus animal-based protein diet for patients with kidney disease. (Journal of renal Nutrition, 3/19)

Industry News & Advice

Industry and Health Care News

Bill Aims to Protect Living Organ Donors

Several members of the U.S. House and Senate have introduced a bill requiring employers to recognize living organ donors under the Family Medical Leave Act. (NN & I, 2/15/19)

Global Warming and Health: World is at a Tipping Point

In a special issue on climate change, Nursing Economic$ gathers nursing leaders, health care experts, and scientists to examine the impact global warming has had on the world’s population and the urgent need for nurses and other health care providers to act immediately. (Nursing Economic$, J/F 2019)