4/12 Job Fair Tips Webinar

In addition to the recently announced April 19, 2018 Job Fair (see https://nwrnbulletins.wordpress.com/2018/03/26/4-19-employment-options-job-fair/), My Employment Options will also present an April 12, 2018 webinar on Job Fair Tips and Tricks.  The webinar will cover How to prepare ahead before our April 19th online Fair, How to put yourself in the recruiter’s shoes, Tips on navigating the chat software, Job Fair etiquette tips, What to do after the Job Fair, and other topics.  See https://www.myemploymentoptions.com/webinar-registration-page/ for more information and April 12 registration.

Recall: Fresenius NaturaLyte Liquid Acid

The FDA has announced the recall of 598 cases of Fresenius NaturaLyte Liquid Acid Concentrate 2.0 mEq/L, Model # 08-2251-0 3.43 liter bottle, lot 17KTAC076; UDI-00840861101696, because the potassium concentration is not consistent.  The Concentrate is used with Fresenius Sodium Bicarb Concentrate in compatible 45X dilution three-stream hemodialysis machines.  For details see https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/ires/index.cfm?Product=161727.

Recall: BD Vacutainers

The FDA has announced a Class I recall of Becton Dickinson Vacutainer EDTA Blood Collection Tubes with lavender, tan, pink and green rubber tube stoppers due to a chemical in the rubber tube stopper that interferes with the accuracy of testing methodologies.  This may cause falsely lower test results from Magellan lead tests, which may lead to improper patient management and treatment for lead exposure or poisoning.  For details see https://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm602480.htm.

DFC Update

The Dialysis Facility Compare January update included new data on:

  • Standardized Transfusion Ratio
  • Standardized Mortality Ratio
  • Standardized Hospitalization Ratio
  • Standardized Readmission Ratio
  • Vascular Access Type (Fistula and Catheter measures)
  • NHSN Bloodstream Infection
  • Hemoglobin Management
  • In-Center Hemodialysis CAHPS

Find DFC at https://www.medicare.gov/dialysisfacilitycompare/.