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.
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.
On November 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that:
November is National Diabetes Month, and November 14 is World Diabetes Day. The theme for World Diabetes Day 2018 is “the family and diabetes.” The primary aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the impact that diabetes has on the family and to promote the role of the family in the management, care, prevention, and education of the condition. A Global Diabetes Walk is also planned for November 14.
On October 31, 2018, the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care released Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th edition. The guidelines call for a shift in the delivery of palliative care by urging all health care professionals and organizations to integrate this care into services provided to people living with a serious illness.