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). In recognition of “Talk about Your Medication Month”, I’m partnering with AAKP to blog about the importance of medication management. Since I donated a kidney three years ago, I am also a person with CKD who needs to carefully manage my labs and medications.
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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.This risk population includes dialysis and kidney patients, patients with other health problems like chronic lung, heart, liver or hematologic diseases, as well as those over 50 years of age.

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Dialysis Technicians – an important part of your health care team!

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AAKP is celebrating National Dialysis Technician Recognition Week October 14 – 19, 2019.  Let’s learn more about the types of dialysis technicians, how they are educated to better help you throughout your care and how you can celebrate this week with YOUR special dialysis technician.
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THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS FOR ITS 2020 MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS

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THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS FOR ITS 2020 MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS HONORING KIDNEY COMMUNITY EXCELLENCE – AAKP MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE AWARD For Immediate Release: October 8, 2019 Tampa, FL - The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is now accepting nominations for its 2020 Medal of Excellence Award. The deadline for entries is November 31, 2019. The AAKP Medal of Excellence Program recognizes renal healthcare professionals in seven categories:
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Rejection Fears Dominate Transplant Patient Concerns; CareDx and American Association of Kidney Patients collaboration reveal key patient insights

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 2, 2019 Washington, D.C. – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), the oldest and largest fully independent kidney patient organization in the USA collaborated with CareDx; a leading precision medicine company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high-value healthcare solutions for transplant patients and caregivers; on a nationwide, informational survey of kidney transplant recipients that assessed their key concerns about monitoring kidney health post-transplant.
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