As part of the Nursing Now 3-year global campaign to improve health by raising the profile and status of nursing worldwide, Nursing Now USA launched on April 9, 2019. Health professionals celebrated the launch with a special event and panel discussion in Washington, DC. Nursing Now is a global campaign run in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organization.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host four webinars in May 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.
May 14, 3:00-4:00 pm ET and May 15, 3:00-4:00 pm ETIntroduction to the NHSN Dialysis Event Surveillance Protocol
April is National Donate Life Month. This month features activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors and to celebrate individuals who have saved lives through the gift of donation.
The Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 held a public session on March 20, 2019, in Washington, DC. This committee has been tasked by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to extend the vision for the nursing profession into 2030 and to chart a path for the nursing profession to help our nation create a culture of health, reduce health disparities, and improve the health and well-being of the U.S. population in the 21st century.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with the University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center to act as quality measure developer and Dialysis Facility Compare (DFC) technical content support contractor, under the Kidney Disease Quality Measure Development, Maintenance, and Support contract (contract number 75FCMC18D0041, task order number 75FCMC18F0001).