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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.
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: email@example.com. 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: www.cannt.ca 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 Editor-in-Chief 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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