The Coalition for Supportive Care of Kidney Patients will present a 15 November 2018 webinar on Mapping the Future: Implementation Strategies for Kidney Supportive Care. This is the first in a series of webinars that parallels a series of Nephrology News & Issues articles on “supportive care” for kidney patients that will begin in the November 2018 issue. Direct any questions you have to Kelly Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-320-0004 x2706
The Coalition for Supportive Care is an evolution of the earlier Kidney End-of-Life Coalition. Their mission is to “Promote effective interchange among patients, families, healthcare professionals, and payers to ensure the provision of patient-centered supportive care for patients with kidney disease. Supportive care is the continuum of palliative care and includes providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness. The goal of the Coalition is to improve the quality of life for both patients and families from the time of diagnosis through to end-of-life care.” Find out more about the Coalition for Supportive Care at https://kidneysupportivecare.org/Home.aspx.
The DPC Education Center is a treasure trove of information on kidney disease; find it at http://www.dpcedcenter.org/. Mark your calendar for future Educational Calls on November 15 and December 13, and 2019 Calls on January 24, February 28, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22, September 26, October 24, November 28, and December 26.
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.
CCCC will also present a February 8-9, 2018 live training on It Starts With A Conversation, Train-The-Trainer in San Francisco. This course, using the standardized California POLST training curriculum, is designed to provide an understanding of the POLST Paradigm, and teach use of the POLST form to reflect a patient’s wishes. The course is appropriate for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, LCSWs, LMFTs, and other healthcare providers working with the seriously ill and those nearing the end of life. For details and registration see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/polst-it-starts-with-a-conversation-train-the-trainer-tickets-37214580813 .
The Compassionate Care Coalition of California will present a September 20, 2017 webinar on the California End of Life Option Act: What are we learning? What’s ahead? For nurses and social workers attending the webinar in real time, continuing education credit will be available. All registrees will automatically receive a link to a recording of the webinar. For more information and to register, see http://mailchi.mp/coalitionccc/wwonmafy7g-743705?e=67e1ad4c31 .
The HealthInsight ESRD Network 18 Quality Conference 2017 will be held in Los Angeles on July 18, 2017. Onsite parking, continental breakfast, and lunch are all included in the $25 registration fee. All Dialysis staff are invited – PCTs, RNs, SWs, dietitians, nephrologists, management, regional staff, support staff, and more will all benefit. Main Topics include palliative care and advance care planning, violence prevention and de-escalation techniques, Alzheimer’s and dementia, emergency planning and preparedness, infection control, self care, and community resources. Two CEs will be available to RNs and SWs. Find full details and register at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=gfuz7mxab&oeidk=a07ee8xffqt1c2df4c8&oseq= .