CROWNWeb September Newsletter, Trainings

CROWNWeb has published their September 2019 Newsletter, featuring articles on data accuracy and ultrafiltration, in addition to the usual voluminous notes on deadlines and links to additional resources.  Find the Newsletter at  The issue also announces their September 10, 2019 New User Training; register at  The Newsletter doesn’t mention the September Town Hall Meeting.

NW16 9/19 Quality Conference

The September 19, 2019 Comagine ESRD Network 16 Annual Quality Conference will be held in Des Moines WA. Topics include Care Transitions, Staff Concerns, Best Practices, Patient Perspective, Transplant, and Patient Safety.

The session on Staff Concerns, for instance, will be led by a psychiatric mental health nurse experienced at speaking on burnout prevention, resilience, patient/family experience, and effective management.  She’ll be talking about empowering staff to seek joy and satisfaction, personal triggers and coping, and effective leader-staff relationships.

Six continuing education credits will be available to all facility staff.  Register for the conference at kwkrab, and find full details at

NW18 9/3 How to Find a Donor

Please join us for a FREE in person event where you will learn more about finding a living kidney donor!

When? – September 3, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Where? – Glendale, CA

During this event you will learn how to find a living kidney donor!

This event will be a taught by Nancy Marlin, a kidney patient who has been through the process. She will share how she was able to successfully find a living kidney donor through sharing her kidney story with others.

She has a wealth of information to share with you so please don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

Please call to Register. Space is limited.


This event is free to you!

Parking is free and snacks will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you!

Event Information

Date: September 3, 2019

Location: 621 East Glenoaks Blvd. #B Glendale, CA 91207

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Please feel free to share with others!

NW16 9/21 Home Dialysis Educational Meeting

Home Dialyzors United, Comagine Health ESRD Network 16, and other sponsors will present a September 21, 2019 all-day patient educational meeting on home dialysis in Puyallup WA, called Going Home, Staying Home.  The meeting will include sessions on patient priorities, home modalities, patient safety at home, how the Network can help, a panel on transplants, and a real-time support group.  For details see the poster at  Find HDU’s web page on it at, and register at

8/21 CDC and OHA on Infection Prevention

CDC’s webpage on the Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition includes links to many posters, audit tools, checklists and fact sheets for use in providers’ offices, dialysis clinics, training sessions, work areas, and similar resources for patients.  It also includes recordings of free continuing-education webinars on infection prevention in dialysis clinics, plus past and current coalitionNEWSLETTERs.  Find this CDC web page at  CDC also publishes a Safe Healthcare Blog, at

Making Dialysis Safer Coalition

The latest Oregon One and Only Campaign Newsletter contains articles on:

  • Single-dose and multiple-dose vials, including a link to a CDC infographic on it
  • An August 21, 2019 webinar on drug diversion and a link to the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists’s HAI Drug Diversion Planning and Response Toolkit for State and Local Health Departments
  • An example of multiple acute HCV infections caused by using a single-dose vial for multiple patients

Find the newsletter at and the Oregon Health Authority’s HAI Prevention webpage at

NW16 3/5+ NWRD 2020 Conference, Tacoma

Northwest Renal Dietitians have announced their 2020 Conference, 2020 Vision: Renal Nutrition Clarity Starts with Knowledge, to be held in Tacoma WA.  See for the announcement, and for Conference details.  Important dates:

  • Conference March 5-6, 2020
  • Registration (online only) window January 15-February 15, 2020
  • Late fee for registration after February 15, 2020
  • Group rate Conference hotel reservation deadline February 15, 2019
  • Scholarship application window November 15-December 31, 2019
  • Exhibitor application deadline December 31, 2019
  • Poster abstracts due December 31, 2019

Poster abstracts will be accepted after December 31, 2019 if space is still available.  Register for the extra-cost March 5 Networking Dinner when registering for the Conference.

NW16 8/25 NKF/PKG Wellness Fair, Free BBQ Picnic

NKF and the Portland Kidney Group will present NKF’S Annual Kidney Wellness Fair & BBQ Picnic in Portland OR on August 25, 2019, featuring wellness exhibits, an art show, resources, prizes, and a free BBQ lunch.  Volunteers to help arrange the festivities are requested.  Find full details and registration information at

Class I Recall: Fresenius Infusion Pump & Drug Library

The FDA has announced an urgent Class I recall of all lots of the Fresenius Kabi Volumat MC Agilia Infusion Pump System (model Z021135, Software Versions 1.7 and 1.9a) and Vigilant Drug Library (Z073476, Software Versions 1.0 and 1.1) because of inappropriate alarms that have potential to create serious injury or death.  For details see or

NW16 9/19 2019 Quality Conference

The 2019 Comagine ESRD Network 16 Annual Quality Conference will be held September 19, 2019 in Des Moines WA.  Six continuing education credits will be available to all facility staff.  One of the presentations, on patient safety and infection prevention, will be led by a nurse from the CDC who specializes in antibiotic resistance.  In addition to best practices and tools, methods for assessing your own infection prevention practices for possible improvements will also be included.  Register for the conference at kwkrab, and find more information at