The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host four webinars in March 2019 for new or experienced National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) users. CDC subject matter experts will be available to answer questions about NHSN Dialysis Event Surveillance. Pre-registration is required.
March 5, 3:00-4:00 pm EST and March 6, 3:00-4:00 pm ESTIntroduction to the NHSN Dialysis Event Surveillance Protocol
The Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) is updating the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Vascular Access. A draft of the guidelines is expected to be released for public review.
Check out the Capitol Hill Update for the latest legislative and regulatory news and activities in Washington, DC. The weekly update includes an overview of current activities on Capitol Hill that are of interest to the nursing and kidney care communities, including the Congressional schedule, legislative and regulatory updates, events, articles of interest, etc.
The American Nurses Association (ANA) and partner groups, including ANNA, are encouraging the nation’s nurses to focus on improving their own health so they can in turn improve the health of the nation. The Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN) Grand Challenge is an initiative to connect and engage nurses, employers, and organizations around improving health in five areas: physical activity, nutrition, rest, safety, and quality of life.
World Kidney Day is a global campaign to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and associated health problems worldwide. World Kidney 2019 will be observed on March 14, and this year’s theme is “Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere.” The theme highlights the growing burden of kidney disease as well as kidney health disparity and inequity worldwide.