CDC’s Crisis & Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) program will present on July 11, 2018 a free continuing-education webinar on Messages and Audiences that will provide guidance on how to understand your audience(s) in an emergency, adapt messaging to reach and promote action in different audience segments, and how to use facts to build credibility and trust. For more information, see https://emergency.cdc.gov/cerc/training/webinar_20180711.asp.
HealthInsight ESRD Network 18 will hold their 2018 Quality Conference July 16, 2018 in Los Angeles. Topics will include preserving renal function, emergency preparedness, cultural awareness and sensitivity, patient engagement and advocacy, the impact of dialysis, and CROWNWeb. Five CEs will be provided. Find details and register at http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/ or http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efdferr9f760399d&llr=gfuz7mxab.
CDC will present a free June 5, 2018 CE webinar on The Psychology of a Crisis, addressing how people process information differently during a crisis, psychological barriers to communication that tend to emerge in crises, factors that impact perception of risk, and how to build trust to communicate more effectively. For information and registration see https://emergency.cdc.gov/cerc/training/webinar_20180605.asp.
IHI will present a March 8, 2018 “WIHI” on Mindfulness and Patient Safety. When we’re “mindful” we’re paying attention to what’s happening in the Present Moment instead of reviewing the past or planning the future. Mindfulness is also a powerful stress reduction and self-care technique. Find more information, sample exercises, and relevant links, and register, at http://www.ihi.org/education/AudioVideo/WIHI/mindfulness-and-patient-safety/Pages/default.aspx. Find ten introductory exercises at http://www.ihi.org/communities/blogs/10-mindfulness-exercises-for-the-health-care-workplace.
The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) is presenting a series of webinars on Pediatric Care…
- January 23, 2018: Addressing the Spiritual Needs of Children Facing Life-Threatening Illness
- February 20, 2018: Difficult Conversations
- March 20, 2018: Increasing Adult-Trained Nurses’ Confidence and Competencies to Care for Children
- May 17, 2018: Concurrent Care
The webinars will be recorded, but CEUs are only available with the live webinars. For more information see http://mailchi.mp/coalitionccc/ped-pain-last-chance-743977.
The Greater Puget Sound Chapter #503 of ANNA will present their 2018 Renal Update February 1-2, 2018 in Lynnwood WA. Topics include incivility, surveys, iatrogenic death, teach-back, calciphylaxis, difficult conversations, passion and compassion, AKI, organ donation, ultrafiltration, lupus, hyponatremia, hyperoxaluria, and the future of dialysis. Registration is online only, and closes on January 29, 2018. Discounts are available until 11:30 pm PST January 10, 2018. For more information see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/ANNA/RenalUpdate2018.pdf.
We’ve published a Patient Bulletin on Dialysis Scheduling, listing typical scheduling difficulty scenarios, and tips for patients and staff on making the process easier. Find it with our other Patient Bulletins at https://www.nwrn.org/patients-a-family/ptedres/mon.html .