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Call for Nominations: Kelly McManus Memorial Award
The deadline for the current awards cycle is October 15, 2014.
Sponsored by NxStage
To recognize a nurse who, through clinical excellence, has provided care to patients receiving frequent (daily, every other day, 5 times/week) home hemodialysis that is above and beyond the requirements of his/her position.
$2,000 and a plaque
1. Candidates for the award will be nominated.
2. Be a current full member of ANNA, having been a member for a minimum of the last 2 years as of the awards/scholarship application deadline.
3. Actively involved in nephrology nursing related health care services.
4. Active participant in ANNA at the local and/or national level.
5. Evidence of commitment and competence in the training and care of home hemodialysis patients.
6. Evidence of contributing toward improved patient care through utilization of relevant evidence-based nephrology nursing practice.
7. Committed to personal and professional growth through continuing education.
8. Involved in the continuous improvement of patient care through activities such as the following:
a. Patient recruitment and selection.
b. Demonstrating initiative to assist in the start and growth of a home hemodialysis program.
c. Patient education.
d. Other patient-centered activities.
Call for Nominations: Thomas L. Petty, MD Invacare Award for Excellence in Home Respiratory Care
The award was established in 1992 with a grant from Invacare Corporation to recognize outstanding individual achievement in home respiratory care. This award consists of a plaque, coach airfare, one night's lodging, and registration for the AARC Congress 2014.
Submit a one page, typed description of how the nominee embodies excellence in home respiratory care relative to the following criteria:
Must currently be working in home respiratory care;
Must be a respiratory care practitioner;
May not be employed by a manufacturer;
May be involved in education, as well as the management and organization of patient care;
Should serve as an active patient advocate in home respiratory care with specific achievements that demonstrate leadership;
Preference will be given to individuals who have participated in volunteer community efforts related to home respiratory care, in addition to meeting the medical needs of their patients;
A curriculum vitae is required and supporting documentation should be included, if available.
Nominations will be accepted at any time; however, the deadline for receiving nominations in the ARCF office is June 1. The award will be presented at the AARC Awards Ceremony.