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Online Educational Courses for Dialysis Staff Focus on Improving Access to Home Dialysis

Posted on Mar 15, 2021

The End Stage Renal Disease National Coordinating Center has developed three online courses focused on improving access to home dialysis. The courses address the benefits, myths, overcoming barriers, and the role of the in-center dialysis unit on increasing home dialysis referrals. The free educational modules offer 1.5 contact hours and are designed for nurses, technicians, social workers, and dietitians. 

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KDIGO Releases New Guideline on Blood Pressure Management in CKD

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) released the 2021 Clinical Practice Guideline on the Management of Blood Pressure (BP) in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Topics include techniques of BP measurement, lifestyle interventions for lowering BP, and BP management in key subgroups: adults and children with CKD not receiving dialysis and kidney transplant recipients. (This guideline represents an update to the guideline published in 2012.)

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Resource Supports Nephrology Nurses in Determining Dialyzability of Drugs

Posted on Feb 12, 2021

coverDialysis of Drugs 2020 is the essential clinical reference guide for concise, easy-to-use information on the dialyzability of drugs in patients receiving hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

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2021: Year of the Nurse Continues

Posted on Jan 31, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife to honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and to advance nurses’ vital role in transforming health care around the world.

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Free Webinar on Optimizing Antibiotic Use in Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities (January 21, 2021)

Posted on Jan 07, 2021

Making Dialysis Safer CoalitionThe Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition will host an educational webinar entitled Making Dialysis Safer for Patients: Optimizing Antibiotic Use in Outpatient Hemodialysis Facil

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