ISN Webinar: The Role of Nurses in Kidney Care
This webinar is an activity of the ISN’s Kidney Health Professionals Working Group (KHPWG). As part of ISN’s commitment to integrated kidney care, the KHPWG aims to include and strengthen the role of nurses and other allied health professionals within the ISN community in order to better contribute globally to kidney care.
1. Explore the role of nurses in hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and research.
2. Understand the role of nurses in these areas from a global perspective.
Ana Elizabeth Figueiredo (Moderator)
Ana Figueiredo, RN, ENB 136, MSc, PhD is a Professor at, School of Nursing at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Ms Figueiredo has been working with renal patients since 1985, with both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis; her primary focus on PD research is to improve outcomes for PD patients. She has numerous publications, including Guidelines for PD training for the International Society for PD (ISPD). She served on the ISPD Council from 2001-2006, chaired the Nurse Liaison Committee of ISPD from 1998-2001 and now is part of the committee and received the Barbara Prowant Lifetime Achievement Award in the Field of Nephrology in 2014. She is Chair of Kidney Health Professionals Working Group of ISN. Still works in the fields and is a speaker and consultant on PD and CQI projects around the world.