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AHRQ Releases New Antibiotic Stewardship Toolkit

Posted on Nov 13, 2019

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new resource to help facilities develop or strengthen antibiotic stewardship programs and improve patient outcomes.

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CDC Creates Online Opioid Training Resource for Nurses

Posted on Nov 12, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) released a new module in the interactive series, Applying CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids. The newest module, entitled "A Nurse’s Call to Action for Safer Opioid Prescribing Practices," explores how nurses can support the implementation of the CDC Guideline through risk mitigation strategies, quality improvement practices, patient communication techniques, and care coordination.

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Recording of CE Webinar on Hand Hygiene Now Available

Posted on Nov 07, 2019

Making Dialysis Safer CoalitionOn September 25, 2019, the Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition hosted an educational webinar entitled Making Dialysis Safer for Patients: Innovative Approaches to Hand Hygiene

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National Influenza Vaccination Week Is December 1-7

Posted on Nov 01, 2019

December 1-7, 2019, is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW). Established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2005, the week highlights the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond.

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CMS Releases Final Rule on ESRD Prospective Payment System for 2020 (CMS-1713-F)

Posted on Nov 01, 2019

On October 31, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that updates payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2020.

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