NW16 9/19 Network 16 Annual Quality Conference

Comagine ESRD Network 16 will hold their Annual Quality Conference on September 19, 2019 in Des Moines WA.  Topics will include care transitions, the patient’s perspective, staff concerns, transplants, infection control, Network update, and awards.  Facility Managers and Administrators, nurses, social workers, dietitians, technicians, Medical Directors, and other ESRD facility staff are invited, to earn six continuing education credits.  For details and registration, see http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1118124189703&ca=285325b1-f5e9-47d8-87b7-96d48a207da5.

7/15 NW18 Quality Conference 2019

Comagine Health ESRD Network 18 will hold its Annual Quality Conference 2019 in Los Angeles on July 15, 2019.  Topics include:

  • A Patient Panel Discussion on Patient Perspectives on Adherence to Treatment
  • New Changes to the ESRD QIP and How it Impacts Facilities
  • De-escalation of Disruptive Behaviors and the Social Work Role in Patient Advocacy
  • CROWNWeb Question and Answer
  • And More!

The program is designed for Facility Managers/Administrators, Nurses, Social Workers, Dietitians, Technicians, Medical Directors, and any other staff that would benefit from a great learning opportunity.  4.5 Nursing or Social Work CE credits are available.  For details and registration see http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egas42064eea495b&llr=gfuz7mxab&showPage=true.

MAC Toolkits; Transplant, Transitions, Medications

The National Forum of ESRD Networks has introduced or updated several Medical Advisory Council (MAC) Toolkits.  Two new Kits include the Transplant Toolkit and the Medication Conversion Toolkit.  The Transitions of Care Toolkit was updated in mid-April.  Find them all at http://esrdnetworks.org/resources/toolkits/mac-toolkits-1, along with the existing Home Dialysis Toolkit, Medical Directors Toolkit, QAPI Toolkit, Medication Reconciliation Toolkit, Catheter Reduction Toolkit, Vaccination Toolkit, and Assurance of Diabetes Care Coordination Toolkit.

5/22 CMS/NKF Webinar on CKD Risk Reduction

CMS and NKF will present a May 22, 2019 webinar on on Population Health Strategies for Kidney Disease Risk Reduction, at noon PST.  Nephrologists, dialysis facility medical directors and renal care providers are invited and encouraged to attend. The NKF CKD Change Package will be introduced, systematic strategies for improving identification and management of CKD will be described, and a population health strategy for registry function, QI, and patient engagement for people living with CKD will be presented.  Register for the webinar at https://meetings-cms.webex.com/meetings-cms/onstage/g.php?MTID=e06e8b0a5642756b1b7a7e0998d0eeeb8.  Find the NKF CKD Change Package at https://www.kidney.org/sites/default/files/02-11-8036_JBI_CKD_ChangePackV17.pdf.

11/14+ Just Management Course

The organization Outcome Engenuity (https://www.outcome-eng.com/) will present a three-day management-certification course for C-level executives on Just Culture: Creating a Foundation of Justice, in Las Vegas NV November 14-16, 2017.  HealthInsight is sponsoring the course, and providing a substantial discount for its partners.  Major session topics include:

  • Just Culture
  • Aligning Values and Expectations
  • Designing Better Systems
  • Making Better Behavioral Choices
  • Learning to Systematically Learn
  • Finding Justice
  • Just Culture Integration

For more information and instructions for discounted registration, see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/JustCulture.pdf .

6/20 NCC Infection Webinar

The ESRD Network Coordinating Council will present a June 20, 2017 webinar, designed for dialysis facility staff, medical directors, and all infectious disease healthcare staff, on Infection Prevention: Leadership, Interventions, Results.  The webinar will examine the critical role that empowered nephrologists play in engaging and leading dialysis staff to continuously improve the safety of patients on dialysis. Join us to learn how the nephrology care team can develop and implement quality strategies and recognized prevention tools in the QAPI program to improve care provided to dialysis patients.  Continuing education credit is available for nurses and PCTs.  For complete details and registration, see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/NCCInfection0617.pdf .

5/23 Zero Infections Webinar

On May 23, 2017, the American Society of Nephrology will initiate their webinar series on Targeting Zero Infections, with Targeting Zero Infections: Where Do We Begin?  The series will address the urgent need to enhance infection control and prevention practices for all infectious threats in US dialysis facilities.  ASN invites medical directors, nephrologists, nurses, technicians, nephrology fellows, and others to participate.  Registration is free, and continuing education credits are available.  For more information and registration see
https://www.asn-online.org/NTDS/ .