The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and two health departments are investigating a cluster of peritonitis cases among patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). Many of the peritonitis events under investigation were caused by Serratia marcescens or other gram-negative pathogens. The CDC is requesting U.S. clinicians to report peritonitis cases in PD patients treated by the same center that meet the following criteria:
The Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 will hold three regional meetings this summer to engage nurses in discussions of how to advance the nursing profession to help the 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. Each meeting will feature panel discussions around a specific topic. Register to attend in person or via webcast.
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.