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In this issue, Jane Ridley, Nurse Practitioner at the London Health Sciences Centre, with colleagues from across Ontario, gives us some new thoughts on "What's in a name?" Jane has taken common terms such as end stage renal disease and chronic kidney disease to take another look at what these words really mean. Dans le deuxime article, nous vous prsentons un excellent compte rendu de recherche intitul The impact of singleneedle therapy in new chronic hemodialysis starts for individuals with arteriovenous fistuUe (Les rpercussions de la thrapie aiguille unique dans l'instauration de l'hmodialyse chronique chez des personnes prsentant une fistule artrioveineuse) par Barbara Wilson et ses collaboratrices du London Health Sciences Centre.

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									    The CANNT Journal                               Letter from the Editor: Gillian Brunier
    is the official publication of the Canadian
    Association of Nephrology Nurses and
    Technologists, 336 Yonge St., Ste. 322,         Stimulating thoughts
    Barrie, ON, L4N 4C8, telephone:
    (705) 720-2819, fax: (705) 720-1451,            and generating ideas
    e-mail: Published quarterly,
    the journal is received by all members of                               Last month I was    arteriovenous fistulae as the access of
    CANNT. Subscriptions are: Canada $50.00
    (plus GST), US. $60.00, Outside N.                                  fortunate to be able    choice for patients new to chronic
    America $85.00. Back issues, when                                   to represent the        hemodialysis. Do any other units across
    available, are $7.50 (+GST) per issue and                           Canadian Association    Canada routinely use single-needle dial-
    are available from the editor. Opinions                             of Nephrology Nurses    ysis for the first few hemodialysis treat-
    expressed by writers in the CANNT
    Journal are not necessarily those held by the                       and Technologists       ments in patients with an arteriovenous
    editor or CANNT. Contrasting views by                               (CANNT) at the          fistula? Let us know if you do and what
    our readership and membership are                                   40th         National   your experiences are.
    welcome. All letters, comments and articles                         Symposium of the            How we best manage our elderly
    are to be sent to the CANNT office, 336
    Yonge St., Ste. 322, Barrie, ON L4N 4C8.        American         Nephrology       Nurses    patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) is
    Toll-free: 1-877-720-2819                       Association (ANNA) in San Diego,            another important topic for discussion.
    Website:                           California. It was a wonderful opportu-     Charlie Yang and Jill Campbell from St.
    • Deadlines for submission                      nity to network with colleagues from the    Michael’s Hospital in Toronto have writ-
    to the CANNT Journal are:                       past and meet new ones. It was also fas-    ten an insightful review of their experi-
    January–March – January 15,                     cinating to have Past-President of          ences. Their article is entitled “Change
    for publication March 15;
    April–June – April 15,                          ANNA Betty Preston Oates give a five-        management and partnership: Achieving
    for publication June 15;                        minute recollection of her very early       a solution to provide peritoneal dialysis
    July–September – July 15,                       days with ANNA before the presenta-         in a long-term care setting.” The authors
    for publication September 15;                   tion I was part of started. The theme of    feel that their hospital’s partnership with
    October–December – October 15,
    for publication December 15.                    the ANNA symposium was “Mentoring           a long-term care facility has benefited
    The CANNT Journal is indexed in the             generations today for tomorrow’s lead-      their elderly PD patients and both their
    Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied          ers”—and I felt that Betty Preston Oates    organizations. Is your dialysis unit part-
    Health Literature (CINAHL), the                 was well able to do that. Most of us in     nered with another nursing home to
    International Nursing Index (INI),
    MEDLINE, EBSCO, ProQuest and                    Canada, too, are well aware of the need     facilitate dialysis care for the elderly? Let
    Thomson Gale.                                   to mentor nurses new to nephrology. We      us know how you found your collabora-
    ISSN 1498-5136                                  always believe that the CANNT Journal       tive work.
    The CANNT Journal is produced by                plays a strong role in mentoring                Have you ever wondered why we
    Pappin Communications,                          nephrology nurses across Canada             consider       tunnelled       hemodialysis
    The Victoria Centre, 84 Isabella St.,
    Pembroke, Ontario K8A 5S5.
                                                    through stimulating thoughts and gener-     catheters to be “permanent” catheters?
                                                    ating ideas.                                Read Diane Watson’s article in the
    Gillian Brunier, RN(EC), MScN, CNeph(C)             In this issue, Jane Ridley, Nurse       Practice Corner column on her experi-
     Toronto, Ontario                               Practitioner at the London Health           ence with removing permanent
    Editorial Board                                 Sciences Centre, with colleagues from       catheters, and why she would prefer that
    Lee Beliveau, RN, CNeph(C)                      across Ontario, gives us some new           we use the terms “internal jugulars (IJs)”
      Surrey, British Columbia                      thoughts on “What’s in a name?” Jane        or “femorals.” Moving on to another
    Eleanor Ravenscroft, RN, PhD, CNeph(C)          has taken common terms such as end          timely topic: Do you know what sodium
     Toronto, Ontario
    Jennifer Ryan, BScPhm, PharmD, ACPR,            stage renal disease and chronic kidney      restrictions your dialysis patients should
      Saint John, New Brunswick                     disease to take another look at what        be on, or simple ways to limit dietary
    Chantal Saumure, RN, BSN, MBA                   these words really mean. Compare the        salt intake? If you are uncertain, Gulnar
      Moncton, New Brunswick                        names you have used
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