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American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA)
The mission of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) is to advance nephrology nursing practice and positively influence outcomes for patients with kidney disease through advocacy, scholarship, and excellence.

 

Since it was established as a nonprofit organization in 1969, ANNA has been serving members who span the nephrology nursing spectrum. ANNA has a membership of over 11,000 registered nurses and other health care professionals at all levels of practice. Members work in such areas as conservative management, peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapies, transplantation, industry, and government/regulatory agencies.
Toll-free: (888) 600-2662
Website: www.annanurse.org

 

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is organized and operated exclusively for scientific and educational purposes, including enhancing the field of nephrology by advancing the scientific knowledge and clinical practice of that discipline through stimulation of basic and clinical investigation, providing access to new knowledge through the publication of journals and the holding of scientific meetings, advocating for the development of national health policies to improve the quality of care for renal patients, cooperating with other national and international societies and organizations involved in the field of nephrology, and using other means as directed by the Council of the Society.
Website: www.asn-online.org

 

American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN)
The ASPN was founded in 1969 to promote optimal care for children with renal disease and to disseminate advances in the clinical practice and basic science of pediatric nephrology.
Phone: (317) 278-0854
Email: aspn@northwestern.edu
Website: www.aspneph.com 

 

HealthTeaching
A website for professionals to obtain educational materials to use in the field of nephrology. Created by a nephrology nurse, the teaching tools include laminated cards and posters to aid in training the client and staff in programs such as community-based hemodialysis (HD) and home HD.
Phone: (250) 882-8422
Email: info@HealthTeaching.com
Website: www.healthteaching.com

 

Hypertension, Dialysis, and Clinical Nephrology (HDCN)
HDCN is aimed primarily at physicians and nurses who treat patients with renal disease. It provides selected information on renal disorders and their treatment, hypertension, dialysis, and clinical nephrology topics.
Phone: (630) 325-3276
Email: editor@hdcn.com  
Website: www.hdcn.com 

 

International Society of Nephrology (ISN)
This is the official site of the ISN. It contains information on the ISN's programs, congresses, officers and commissions, as well as information on their journal, Kidney International, and its contents.
Website: www.isn-online.org  

 

International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS)
This is the official site of the ITNS. It was created based on a need for specifically designed training and education for nurses in the field of Transplantation.
Phone: (412) 343-4867
Email: itns@msn.com
Website: www.itns.org

 

KDOQI Clinical Practice Guidelines
The Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) is the National Kidney Foundation's (NKF) dialysis-specific section of its website, containing clinical practice guidelines and detailed information about dialysis methods.
Phone (212) 889-2210
Toll-free: (800) 622-9010
Email: info@kidney.org
Website: www.kidney.org

 

National Association for Nephrology Technicians/Technologists (NANT)
NANT is a nonprofit organization established to improve the quality of care in the dialysis industry and promote education, recognition through certification and licensing, job security, and employment opportunities for nephrology technicians.
Phone: (937) 586-3705
Toll-free: (877) 607-6268
Email: nant@nant.meinet.com
Website: www.dialysistech.org

 

Renal Physicians Association (RPA)
The RPA is a national medical specialty association for nephrologists and their practice managers. They work to optimize care for renal patients, promote and protect the professional status of the discipline of nephrology, and serve as a resource for the development of health policy affecting the renal community.
Phone: (301) 468-3515
Email: rpa@renalmd.org

Website: www.renalmd.org

 

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