We’ve added a section to the Patient Services pages of our websites on Developing an Anonymous Grievance Process at Your Facility. Find the new sections at:
Find the overview Patient Services pages for providers at:
CDC is asking NHSN users to evaluate whether and how well the existing Dialysis Event Module training processes meet their needs. Find a survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DialysisEventTNA. Responses will be collected until May 31, 2019.
The California Department of Public Health / Center for Health Care Quality / HAI Program / California Campaign to Prevent BSIs in Hemodialysis Patients will present a February 28, 2019 webinar on Practical Guidance for Using NHSN Dialysis Infection Data for Prevention. The webinar will be repeated on March 6, 2019. For details see https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHCQ/HAI/CDPH%20Document%20Library/2019DialysisWebinarPracticalNHSNGuidance_Approved02.19.19.pdf. Find extensive additional BSI-prevention resources for both facility staff and patients at https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHCQ/HAI/Pages/CACampaignToPreventBSIinHemodialysisPatients.aspx.
NKF and PKG will present a March 3, 2019 Patient & Community Education Symposium in Portland OR on Lifestyle Makes a Difference: Controlling What You Can. Registration is recommended because space is limited. For details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/PKG/NKF.EdSym.PKG0319.pdf.
Washington State DOH has revised the application form that providers and potential providers must use to request a Certificate of Need to build a new or expand an existing dialysis facility in Washington State. Find a copy of the revised application at https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/2300/2019/ESRDApp2019.pdf. Letters of Intent for the 2019 “Special Circumstances, Cycle One” review of CoN applications must be filed by April 1, 2019. Call 360-236-2955 or email DOH at FSLCON@doh.wa.gov if you have questions. For more information on Washington CoN, see https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/FacilitiesNewReneworUpdate/CertificateofNeed.
AAKP will present a 28 February 2019 HealthLine webinar on For the Love of Plants – What to Know When Considering Plant-based Nutrition. The webinar will be led by a renal dietitian, a dialysis patient, and a transplant patient. The dialysis patient is able to maintain good health by dialyzing only twice a week, partly because of her plant-based diet. Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8808677329036274689. Recordings of prior HealthLine webinars can be found at https://aakp.org/aakp-healthline/.
The UCLA Health CORE Kidney program will present a February 21, 2019 webinar on Living Kidney Donation. For details and pre-registration, see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/ucla022119.pdf.
UKEEP will host a February 24, 2019 workshop on Kidney Disease: What You Should Know in Santa Monica CA. See https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/UKEEP022419.pdf for details and RSVP information.
The CORE Kidney program will also present:
Find more information, and recordings of earlier CORE Kidney and UKEEP programs, at https://www.uclahealth.org/core-kidney/, along with information about the UCLA PKD program and other related educational outreach.
CDC’s EPIC Exchange will host a February 27, 2019 webinar on Communication for a Nuclear or Radiological Disaster. For details see https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCDC/bulletins/22ddb09.
The CNSW OR-SW WA Chapter will present a March 13, 2019 Workshop in Portland on Ethics: It’s All about You. Topics will include medical ethics and professional values, racial disparities, healthcare access, and advocacy. Six CEUs are pending. For details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/CNSW/CNSW.ORWAMar2019Ethics.pdf.
We’ve established a new form for Network 16 facilities to report Involuntary Discharge or Transfer. Find the form and instructions for using it at https://www.nwrn.org/providers-and-professional-staff/patient-services/ivd.html.
The Conditions for Coverage (CfC) require all facilities to notify both the Network and your State Survey Agency, within specified time parameters, of all involuntary discharges and transfers. Better yet, if you’re considering an involuntary discharge or transfer, first contact the Network Patient Services Coordinator, Lisa Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-923-0714), to help you negotiate a better outcome.
For Network 18 facilities, see http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/providers/patient-services/.