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.
ANNA, NANT, and NKF will collaborate to present an October 22, 2017 Annual Renal Update 2017 in Irvine CA. Sessions will include Interventional Radiology and the HD Access, Preventing & Reporting BSI, From Battling Burnout to Finding Joy, Understanding Technology, Friendly Renal Meals, Transplantation, and Outpatient AKI. Register by October 12, 2017. Breakfast and lunch are included in the conference fee, and seven contact hours will be given. For full details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/18RenalUpdate1017.pdf .
National Nurses Day is May 6, 2017, and National Nurses Week is May 6-12, 2017. ANA (with one N) has declared 2017 to be The Year of the Healthy Nurse. In keeping with this focus on improving the health of our nation’s nurses, the theme for National Nurses Week 2017 is Nursing: The Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit. For more information see https://www.annanurse.org/article/nurses-week .
In honor of May 6-12, 2017 National Nurses Week, ANA (with one N) is hosting a free CE webinar entitled A Nurse’s Guide to Preventing Compassion Fatigue, Moral Distress, and Burnout on May 10, 2007. For details and registration see http://offers.nursingworld.org/nursesweekwebinar_double/ .
The Northwest Chapter of the NKF Council of Nephrology Social Workers will hold their Spring 2017 Educational Conference on May 11-12, 2017 in Issaquah WA. The May 11 agenda includes sessions on salt and water, fluid and sodium overload, patient and social work approaches to fluid management, and sleep disorders. Renal dietitians are also invited to the May 11 sessions, and RD CEUs will be offered. May 12 sessions include patient safety and grievances, Dialysis Patient Citizens, and compassion fatigue.
Find the Conference brochure and registration instructions at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/CNSW.0517.pdf . Registration must be postmarked by April 28, 2017, and early registration is recommended because of space limitations. Payments postmarked prior to April 20, 2017 will be eligible for a prize.