The European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal Care Association (EDTNA/ERCA) will host free webinars on vascular access on May 30 and June 1, 2018. Webinars will focus on the clinical practices as well as the technical aspects that influence vascular access survival.
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The Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition will host an educational webinar entitled Making Dialysis Safer for Patients: Tools to Prevent Infections in Hemodialysis on May 18
A free webinar entitled A Discussion of Current Infection Prevention and Control Challenges in Maternal and Child Health Settings will be offered on May 15, 2018 (11:00 am ET). This webinar is the seventh in a series launched by the Nursing Infection Control Education (NICE) Network addressing the key issues surrounding infection prevention in healthcare facilities.
The Nurses Services Organization (NSO) will host a free CE webinar entitled The Non-Adherent Patient: Risk Control Strategies for Nurses on May 3. The webinar will offer strategies for recognizing patient non-adherence behaviors and taking steps to reduce the likelihood of malpractice claims. Using selected claim scenarios, nurses can examine their current risk control practices in relation to the claims and losses experienced by peers.
Under the Omnibus Spending Bill signed by President Trump on March 23, 2018, funding for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2017 was approved. Title VIII boosts funding to $249 million (+$20 million) for nursing workforce programs and grants, including funding for advanced nursing education, education for clinical nurse leaders, and all RN and graduate degree programs.