The month of November is a time to recognize, support, and empower family caregivers. The theme for National Family Caregivers Month 2018 is “Supercharge Your Caregiving.” As a nurse, you have likely shared your nursing expertise with family caregivers, or you may have assumed the role of caregiver within your own family. The following resources are available to facilitate healthcare professionals’ support of family caregivers.
Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) released an update to its Prevention, Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of Hepatitis C in Chronic Kidney Disease guidelines, replacing the version first published by the group in 2008. The new guidelines include the latest recommendations on:
On October 1, 2018, Johnson & Johnson began accepting applications for the Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge. Recognizing nurses hold the keys to new and innovative ideas that can profoundly improve human health, Johnson & Johnson wants to partner with nurses to help bring those ideas to life.
Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) is making a $100,000 contribution to ANNA. In recognition of ANNA’s 50th anniversary year and Nephrology Nurses Week, the donation will fund an ongoing scholarship program, help increase awareness of the profession, and strengthen engagement with nurses dedicated to caring for patients with chronic kidney disease.
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.