Medical Triage of ESRD Patients

The Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition will present a webinar on Emergency Shelter: Medical Triage Considerations for ESRD Patients on March 12, 2014.  The workshop is intended for emergency managers, red cross shelter nurses, and others who will organize response to disasters.  Please inform anyone you know in that capacity.  For details see

New Emergency Rule Comment Period Extended

CMS has extended the deadline for public comment on the new Emergency Preparedness Conditions of Coverage (dialysis) and Participation (transplant) to March 31, 2014.  For details see  The extension announcement can be found at

Everyday Heroes, Portland, Mar 2

NKF’s 2014 Patient & Community Education Symposium will feature Everyday Heroes: People Living with Kidney Disease, in Portland on March 2, 2014.  For more details see  A printable poster can be found at and

ANNA Spokane Seminar Mar 16

The Third Annual ANNA Inland Northwest Nephrology Seminar will be held in Spokane on March 16, 2014.  Topics will include fluid control, diabetes, labs, hepatitis, acute renal failure, access, addiction, and water treatment.  You can find the brochure with full details at and

Recall Expanded: t:slim insulin cartridges

The FDA has announced that the recent recall of t:slim Insulin Cartridges made by Tandem Diabetes Care for the t:slim insulin pump (see has been expanded to include additional lots.  The cartridges may leak, causing inaccurate dosing.  For the expanded list of lot numbers, see