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.
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.