With the alarming spike in climate-related disasters, nurses are on the front-lines of patient care. Nursing Economic$ gathered many of the country’s top nursing experts and environmental scientists in a special journal issue to present the sobering data – including government reports, recent studies, and scientific analyses – and release an urgent call to action for nurses to educate themselves and advocate for immediate change.
KDIGO is seeking to refine and revise the nomenclature used to describe kidney disease. KDIGO plans to work with researchers, clinicians, journal editors, journal managers, patients, and thought leaders to create a patient-centered and precise glossary of terms related to kidney disease to promote greater uniformity in medical practice, research, and public health.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with the University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center (UM-KECC) to develop practitioner level measures in the area of opioid safety for dialysis patients. The contract name is Kidney Disease Quality Measure Development, Maintenance, and Support (contract number 75FCMC18D0041, task order number 75FCMC18F0001).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host four webinars in March 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.
March 5, 3:00-4:00 pm EST and March 6, 3:00-4:00 pm ESTIntroduction to the NHSN Dialysis Event Surveillance Protocol
The Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) is updating the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Vascular Access. A draft of the guidelines is expected to be released for public review.