The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) has released the third edition of Diabetes in America, a compilation and assessment of epidemiologic, public health, clinical, and clinical trial data on diabetes and its complications in the United States. The publication contains 42 chapters organized into three areas:
To honor the dedicated nurses who care for patients with kidney disease, ANNA has designated the second full week in September as Nephrology Nurses Week. In 2018, Nephrology Nurses Week will be observed September 9-15.
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.
On July 11, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS 1691-P) to update payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2019.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host four webinars in August 2018 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.
August 7, 3:00-4:00 pm EDT and August 8, 3:00-4:00 pm EDTIntroduction to the NHSN Dialysis Event Surveillance Protocol