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.
The January 2017 issue of the Northwest Renal Network’s Network 16 News has hit the streets. The headline article covers details about the new CMS reimbursement of outpatient dialysis facilities for treating Acute Kidney Injury or AKI. The article also announces a February 22, 2017 NRAA webinar on AKI rules, facts, and expert interpretation of the gray areas. Keep an eye on http://www.nraa.org/index.php/meetings/webinarstop/nraa-webinar-wednesday-series for details about the webinar and registration information.
The issue also contains an invitation for a patient or care partner to volunteer as a Subject Matter Expert on the Network’s Patient Advisory Council, and links to the following:
NKF and the Council on Renal Nutrition are seeking a volunteer to replace the retiring Chairperson of the NKF Spring Clinical Meeting Strategies II Program in Advance Practice for Renal Dietitians. If you’re interested or know someone qualified who might be, contact firstname.lastname@example.org .