4/24 CDC Webinar on Disparities and Preparedness

CDC’s Emergency Partners Information Connection (EPIC) will hold an April 24, 2019 webinar on Cultural Competence in Preparedness Planning.  When a disaster strikes a community, it often affects people of minority cultural backgrounds disproportionately.  Cultural competency can help public health communicators reduce this disparity.  Find more details and register for the webinar at https://emergency.cdc.gov/epic/learn/webinar_20190424.asp.  See https://emergency.cdc.gov/epic/learn/index.asp for recordings of past EPIC webinars.

Required Emergency Notifications

Unusual snow and cold are afflicting most of western Washington and Oregon, and are forecast to continue for at least a week.  (In the rest of Network 16 it’s not unusual.)  CMS requires Networks to track the status of facility operations and patient access to treatment during emergency events at all facilities.  If the operations of your facility, or ability for patients to have access to dialysis are impacted by emergency events, please let your Network know right away.

CW New User Training, QIP, Newsletter

CROWNWeb has announced that their next New User Training session will be held on December 11, 2018.  Find details and register at http://mycrownweb.org/pcw_lems/dec-2018-crownweb-new-user-training/.

The December 2018 CROWNWeb Newsletter is also available, at http://mycrownweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/December_2018_Newsletter_V1.7-508.pdf.  This issues includes articles on:

  • A Clinical FAQ on Post-Weight Dialysis Assessment date.
  • Scheduled CROWNWeb Clinical Closure Dates; note that your Network may require earlier data entry in some situations.

Disaster Notifications

CMS requires Networks to track the status of facility operations and patient access to treatment during emergency events like the recent major earthquake in Alaska.  If the operations of your facility, or ability for patients to have access to dialysis are impacted by emergency events, please let your Network know right away.

Find requirements and recommendations on earthquake preparedness for patients and providers at:

11/15 NCEH Webinar on Radiation

The National Center for Environmental Health will present a webinar on Are you Rad-Savvy?  Applying Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication Principles in a Nuclear/Radiological Disaster, at 10:30 am PST on November 15, 2018.  The webinar will cover how to apply emergency communications principles in a nuclear or radiological disaster.  Find the webinar at  https://adobeconnect.cdc.gov/rohmmm7xth21/.  To join by telephone, call 888-677-5809 with Participant ID 8130407.