10/22 NW16 Quality Conference

The Network 16 Annual Quality Conference will be held October 22, 2017 in Tukwila WA, near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.  The Conference will feature sessions on mental illness, fluid control, new CMS rules, AKI and residual function, and palliative care.  The registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, parking, airport shuttle, and five CE credits for nurses, social workers, technicians, and dietitians.  Find full details at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/NW16QC.Agenda.pdf .

9/30 NHSN QIP Deadline

In order to be considered in your QIP Performance Score, infection surveillance data for April through June 2017 must be entered, and corrections made, in NHSN by September 30, 2017.  Entries into NHSN made after that date will not be sent to CMS.  While you can find everything you need to know about NHSN for dialysis at https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/dialysis/event/index.html , CDC recommends these shortcuts:

9/28 CMS Disaster Town Hall

CMS and CROWNWeb have announced the topic for their September 28, 2017 Town Hall conference call, “Reinforcing Processes in the Wake of Natural Disasters,” featuring discussions on how CROWNWeb can track patients and provide essential information during disasters.  Register at http://mycrownweb.org/pcw_community_events/crownweb-town-hall-reinforcing-processes-wake-natural-disasters/ .