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HRSA Introduces New Organ Donor Dashboard

Posted on Nov 22, 2018

Looking for organ donation and transplantation statistics? Visit the Organ Donor Dashboard now available on the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) website. View data in charts or a grid, or get a national geographic summary by calendar year, data set, or specific organ.

Go to Organ Donor Dashboard

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National Influenza Vaccination Week Is December 2-8

Posted on Nov 21, 2018

December 2-8, 2018, is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW). Established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2015, the week highlights the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. The Public Health Foundation will host a webinar, #HowIRecommend Flu Vaccine: How to Make Recommendations that Matter to Patients, on December 5 (1:00 pm EST).

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Free Webinar on Hepatitis C Prevention and Treatment (December 6, 2018)

Posted on Nov 14, 2018

The Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety Initiative will offer an educational webinar entitled Targeting Zero Infections: Hepatitis C Detection, Prevention, and Treatment on December 6, 2018 (12:00 noon EST). This complimentary webinar will review the critical role dialysis professionals play in preventing infections and diagnosing infections when they occur.

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Free Webinar on Preventing Workplace Violence (November 30, 2018)

Posted on Nov 07, 2018

The Nurses Services Organization (NSO) will host a free CE webinar entitled Workplace Violence Prevention: Recommendations for Nurses on November 30, 2018 (2:00 pm EST). Nurses are at increased risk for experiencing workplace violence due to their close contact with patients as well as working in an occupational environment marked by stress and burnout.

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CMS Releases Final Rule on ESRD Prospective Payment System for 2019 (CMS-1691-F)

Posted on Nov 01, 2018

On November 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that:

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