Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) released the 2020 Clinical Practice Guideline for Diabetes Management in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The first KDIGO guideline on this subject, the document covers topics such as comprehensive care, glycemic monitoring and targets, lifestyle and antihyperglycemic interventions, and approaches to self-management and optimal models of care. The new guideline, along with an Executive Summary, is available online.
A free webinar entitled Emerging Perspectives in Anemia of CKD will be offered on October 1, 2020 (2:00 pm ET). An overview of anemia of chronic kidney disease (CKD) related to prevalence and current treatment guidelines will be reviewed.
On September 15, 2020, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) National Steering Committee for Patient Safety released a new national action plan to advance patient safety. Entitled Safer Together: A National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety, the report provides clear direction that health care leaders, delivery organizations, and associations can use to make significant advances toward safer care and reduced harm across the continuum of care.
National Dialysis Technician Recognition Week is October 12-17. The National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists (NANT) designates the second full week in October each year to recognize technicians for the vital contributions they make to the nephrology field. Thank you to all technicians for your dedication and contributions to patient care and safety! Click below for more information and to download a poster and other resources you can share in your facility.
Check out the Capitol Hill Update for the latest legislative and regulatory news and activities in Washington, DC. The 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.