Dialysis Patient Citizens will present a September 24, 2020 Spanish-language webinar on Manejando Mi Glucosa En Sangre Cuando Tengo Enfermedad Renal (Managing My Blood Glucose When I Have Kidney Disease), covering carbohydrates and their effect on blood glucose, how much carbs to eat, and how to avoid high and low blood glucose extremes. Find more information below, and register for this and future DPC webinars at https://www.dpcedcenter.org/news-events/education-webinars/.
Upcoming DPC webinars include:
Things to Know About Medicare Advantage’s First Open Enrollment for Dialysis Patients – October 22, 2020,
Looking Out for the Caregiver: Understanding the People Who Care for Dialysis Patients – November 19, 2020,
The KDIGO 2020 Clinical Practice Guideline on Glomerular Diseases is being finalized, and last-minute comments are solicited. Find details and commenting instructions at https://kdigo.org/kdigo-direct-july-2020/.
This July issue of KDIGO Direct also includes articles on
KDIGO Diabetes Management in CKD Guideline due for Publication in September 2020,
Revised KDIGO Management of Blood Pressure in CKD Guideline due December 2020,
The June 2020 KDIGO Nomenclature Report,
Links to the KDIGO YouTube Channel and the KDIGO App.
KDIGO and the International Society of Nephrology will present a June 22, 2020 webinar on KDIGO Diabetes Guideline: Looking at the Latest Evidence and Beyond. The webinar will include segments on Living with Diabetes and CKD, Management of Diabetes in CKD, and Management of CKD in Diabetes. For more information and registration, see https://kdigo.org/register-today-for-the-kdigo-diabetes-guideline-webinar/.
NKF and Swedish Medical Center will present an April 25, 2020 four-hour workshop on Lifestyle & Kidney Health: Diet, Exercise, Weight Loss and Beyond. Topics will include nutrition, diabetes, blood pressure, fitness, and transplant preparation. Lunch will be provided. See below for full details:
We include links to earlier issues at the end of this post. Most content is the same for both Networks, but not all. We’ve marked where they differ, and we’ve used blue type where information in one version also applies to the other Network. The Fall 2019 issue feature articles on:
2020 Quality Improvement Activities, which we expect to begin before Christmas.
Changes to the ESRD QIP, which include changes to measures for the Transplant Waitlist, Medication Reconciliation, Transfusions, and BSIs. We’ve scheduled a December 12, 2019 webinar to summarize these QIP changes (and the many other measures that aren’t changing).
Opioid Awareness and Pain Management.
Managing Patient Expectations to help create a calm and conflict-free environment.
The Dialysis Patient Depression Toolkit.
Patient Newsletters in English and Spanish for each Network.
The importance of Keeping Patient Information Up to Date, especially patient addresses, which are critical for tracking everyone in emergencies and disasters, for identifying home facilities and transplant centers near the patient, for receiving notices like the New ESRD Patient Orientation Packet, and for monitoring patient clusters so your organization can effectively plan where to locate new facilities.
A mini-lesson on how to admit a new patient into CROWNWeb if they do not have an SSN or MBI.
Fire Danger Power Shutoffs and Fire Resources in California (NW18 version).
The new ESRD Facility Emergency Preparedness Final Rule that went into effect on November 29, 2019 (NW18 version but also relevant to NW16).
New KCER document on Emergency Disconnect Procedure for In-Center Hemodialysis Patients (NW16 version but also relevant to NW18).
Notify the Network of any Interruptions in Service.
Notify the Network of any Personnel Changes.
We also list events of interest to Dialysis Facilities, Transplant Centers, and staff, on our Facility Calendar, via the link at the top of this page.
November is National Diabetes Month and National Family Caregivers Month, and November 14, 2019 is World Diabetes Day. The theme for both Diabetes Month and Diabetes Day this year is Family and Diabetes. The theme for 2019 Family Caregivers Month is Caregiving Around the Clock. To find out more, see:
Dialysis Patient Citizens will present an October 17, 2019 webinar on Decisions You Need to Make about Your Transplant Choice. The webinar will cover high risk donors, the transplant waitlist, and how to be a “great transplant recipient.” RSVP at https://www.dpcedcenter.org/news-events/education-webinars/. This is short notice, but the webinar will be recorded, and when the recording is ready you can find a link to it at the same web page, along with past webinars on topics like diabetes, employment, exercise, medications, laughter, support, and many others. The next monthly webinar, on November 21, will be about Treatments and Modality Options for Kidney Disease. There’s no date set yet, but the December webinar will be on Kidney Nutrition. Find more details and RSVP for current and future webinars at https://www.dpcedcenter.org/news-events/education-webinars/signup/.