The FDA has announced a class II recall of lot Y281477, Expiry 02/2020, of Baxter Dianeal Low Calcium (2.5 mEq/L) Peritoneal Dialysis Solution with 1.5% Dextrose, 2000 mL UltraBag container bag, Rx only, Product Code 5B9766, NDC 0941-0424-52 due to leaks. For full details see https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/ires/index.cfm?Product=170205.
The Oregon Patient Safety Commission will present a half-day March 15, 2019 workshop on Nurturing a Culture of Psychological Safety in Healthcare Organizations with an emphasis on professionalism. CME credits will be available. Early registration expires January 31, 2019. For details and registration see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-annual-oregon-patient-safety-event-registration-53026084446.
CROWNWeb has announced the topics for their January 17, 2019 Town Hall meeting. They encompass completing Calendar Year 2018 CROWNWeb reporting requirements, including requirements and closure dates for ICH CAHPS Attestation, Pain Assessment, Depression Screening, and the CMS-2744 Annual Facility Survey. Several new EQRS features will also be presented. Register at http://mycrownweb.org/pcw_community_events/january-2019-town-hall/.
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. Early 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.
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.
The January CROWNWeb Newsletter has been published, and can be found at http://mycrownweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/January_2019_Newsletter_508.pdf. This issue includes:
- A summary of 2018’s improvements to CROWNWeb, EQRS, and ESRD QIP software, and educational efforts.
- Who must file Exemption Attestations from ICH CAHPS for 2017, and how to do it. Attestations must be filed by February 28, 2019.
- CROWNWeb Clinical Closure deadlines. Note that your Network may require earlier data submission.
- Announcement of a January 17, 2019 CROWNWeb Town Hall meeting.
- Links to important CROWNWeb resources.