2009–2010 CANNT Message from the President
Board of Directors
“Turning the Tides
Rick Luscombe, RN, BN, CNeph(C)
T: (604) 682-2344 ext. 62421 I would like to sessions and the internet provide
F: (604) 806-8449
e-mail/courriel : thank you, the in-services, education and support to
email@example.com CANNT member- nurses, as well as patients and their fam-
ship, for allowing ilies. These means of communication
Patty Quinan, RN, MN, CNeph(C) me to have this have also allowed the standardization of
T: (416) 249 8111 ext. 4855 amazing opportu- practice locally, provincially, nationally
F: (416) 243-8111 ext. 4421 nity to represent and internationally.
e-mail/courriel : firstname.lastname@example.org you, as an organiza- Peritoneal dialysis (PD) has
Past-President/Présidente sortante : tion. I would also developed into designer PD regimens,
Jan Baker, RN, BN, CNeph(C) like to thank the CANNT board mem- tailoring the modality of PD to the
T: (905) 845-2571 ext. 6537 bers for their continued support and patient’s needs and physiology.
F: (905) 338-4355 encouragement. Technologists have gone from
email@example.com Thinking of last year’s symposium providing technical support to being
theme in Saint John, NB, “Turning the experts in dialysis technology and
Website Coordinator and Treasurer/ Tides for Tomorrow,” I started to think water treatments. Their role has
Trésorière et coordonatrice
du site internet : about where we, as nephrology nurses expanded into fields of plasma
Bev Watson, RN(EC), MN, CNeph(C) and technologists, have come from and exchange and intraoperative dialysis.
T: (705) 728-9090 ext. 44397 where are we going, as a profession. Foot and wound care subspecialties
e-mail/courriel : The theme implies an active motion. within dialysis modalities are
firstname.lastname@example.org Can we affect change? preventing patients from losing limbs.
Vice-President of Technologists/ I see and hear, in many instances, Vascular access nurses and clinics are
Vice-Président des Technologues : complacency within nephrology but, I extending the life of a patient’s access,
Shripal Parikh, AScT, cdt believe, nephrology nurses and reducing the frequency of vascular
T: (403) 955-6438
F: (403) 955-6811 technologists have never had so many access crisis management. Standardized
e-mail/courriel : shripal.parikh@ opportunities to effect change as they conventional hemodialysis has opened
albertahealthservices.ca do today. We’ve come from simple the door to short daily, home
Atlantic Region Vice-President/
cadaveric kidney transplants to hemodialysis, and nocturnal dialysis
Vice-Présidente de l’Atlantique multiple, simultaneous, national, live both at home and within hospitals.
Cathy Ehrhardt, RN kidney donations affecting Diploma nurses, in ever-increasing
T: (506) 648-6010 coordinating events on many levels. numbers, are pursuing their master’s
F: (506) 648-7796 Kidney function clinics have now and doctorates, providing much
e-mail/courriel : developed into combined clinics needed research in nephrology nursing.
encompassing diabetes, as well as Advanced nurse practitioners have
Quebec Vice-President/ cardiology. Dialysis programs are broadened the scope of practice within
Vice-Présidente du Québec beginning to find the value in link nephrology nursing.
Amélie Dumont, BScN, CNeph(C)
T: (514) 934-8039 nurses, whose role is to orientate and This is an exciting time to be in
F: (514) 934-8514