Medication Management for People with Kidney Disease

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By Tricia Patterson, BSN, RN Hello AAKP members. My name is Tricia Patterson, BSN, RN. I had the pleasure of attending  the AAKP National Patient Meeting in Washington, DC in September and met many of you and heard some great lectures. I am a nephrology nurse and a member of the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA).
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Ask the Doc: The Flu Shot

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By Stephen Z. Fadem, MD, FASN, AAKP Medical Advisory Board ChairmanWhile in most circumstances, the flu (influenza) is a mild seasonal infection that is characterized by fever, achiness, discomfort with a headache, cough and runny nose, it can be more serious, particularly in people who are at greater risk.
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THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS FOR ITS 2020 MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The AAKP Medal of Excellence Program recognizes renal healthcare professionals in seven categories: Physician, Transplant Surgeon, Transplant Professional, Nurse, Social Worker, Dietitian and Dialysis Technician. Recipients demonstrate the skills and compassion that reflect AAKP’s mission of providing patients with quality care in order for them to understand their condition, make informed decisions regarding their treatment plan, and align their course of care to achieve their aspirations. Candidates for the award may be nominated by colleagues, patients in their home institutions or through professional affiliations. Candidates may also self-nominate.

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The AAKP Medal of Excellence Program recognizes renal healthcare professionals in seven categories: Physician, Transplant Surgeon, Transplant Professional, Nurse, Social Worker, Dietitian and Dialysis Technician.
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Rejection Fears Dominate Transplant Patient Concerns; CareDx and American Association of Kidney Patients collaboration reveal key patient insights

AAKP President Richard Knight, a former dialysis patient and current, thirteen-year transplant recipient stated, “AAKP patient members welcome research efforts that inform national care discussions and educate policy-makers on the concerns that dominate patient-thinking. This survey revealed insights that are widely understood among patients, but will be eye-opening to non-patients and officials in posts that impact patient outcomes.”

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AAKP President Richard Knight, a former dialysis patient and current, thirteen-year transplant recipient stated, “AAKP patient members welcome research efforts that inform national care discussions and educate policy-makers on the concerns that dominate patient-thinking.
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