Renalogic, Inc., an end-to-end provider of data-driven chronic kidney disease (CKD) care and management, is joining in a nationwide celebration of honoring its nurses during “Nephrology Nurses Week,” which is held Sept. 13-19, 2015.
To honor their passion and commitment, American Nephrology Nurses Association has designated the second full week in September each year as Nephrology Nurses Week.
Renalogic nurses specialize in proactive management of individuals at risk of developing Chronic Kidney Disease or who have CKD.
They provide enhanced education on renal health; the importance of “knowing your numbers”; and how comorbid conditions affect renal health. They provide timely education about access, RRT choices, and transplant, encouraging individuals to make informed treatment choices that fit their lifestyles and life goals.
The goal of the Renalogic Program is to identify patients at high risk for rapid progression from CKD to ESRD and bend the curve of advancement through coaching and education on healthy choices and treatment compliance; thus sparing emergent start dialysis with catheter, and delaying dialysis for as long as possible or even avoiding RRT altogether.
Nephrology nurses use their vision, knowledge, and skills to take action and improve patient outcomes. They make a positive difference in the lives of patients and their families every day. 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.
“We really appreciate the hours our nurses put in, and the individual care they give each patient.” said Sally Reppucci, executive vice president of operations and technology for Renalogic. “We couldn’t be successful in intervening and preventing further progression of the disease without the care our nurses give their patients. That focus is exactly what the patient needs to make the best decision for the best outcome possible.”
About 20 million Americans suffer from kidney disease, according to ANNA. 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.
ANNA launched Nephrology Nurses Week in 2005 to give employers, patients and others the opportunity to thank nephrology nurses for their life-saving work.
Learn more about the work of nephrology nurses and Nephrology Nurses Week celebration.