2/15+ NWRD Conference Spokane

The payment deadline for discounted registration to the 2018 NWRD Annual Conference is February 15, 2018.  The Conference will be held March 8-9, 2018 in Spokane WA.  Register at http://www.nwrdonline.org/registration-2018.  Find the agenda, with includes Native American diets and disparities, disaster relief, vegetarian and vegan diets, transplant, diabetes, home hemo, new medications, EOL, and mentoring, at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/NWRD/NWRD.0318.pdf.

NW18 1/30 CCCC Palliative Care Webinar

CCCC will present a January 30, 2018 webinar on Adding Palliative Care Services to Your Hospice License in California as allowed by new California law SB294.  The webinar will be free to members of CCCC and partner organizations.  For details and to register, see https://mailchi.mp/coalitionccc/upcoming-education-opportunities-from-cccc-743973.

1/23+ Pediatric Webinar Series

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) is presenting a series of webinars on Pediatric Care…

  • January 23, 2018: Addressing the Spiritual Needs of Children Facing Life-Threatening Illness

  • February 20, 2018: Difficult Conversations
  • March 20, 2018: Increasing Adult-Trained Nurses’ Confidence and Competencies to Care for Children
  • May 17, 2018: Concurrent Care

The webinars will be recorded, but CEUs are only available with the live webinars.  For more information see http://mailchi.mp/coalitionccc/ped-pain-last-chance-743977.


Emergency Preparedness Training

“ASPR TRACIE” (the HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Information Gateway) has announced a free online training course on the new CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule.  The course has separate versions for Providers and Surveyors:

ASPR TRACIE has also published a new issue of their Exchange newsletter (https://asprtracie.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/tracie-the-exchange-newsletter-issue5-v10-release-508.pdf), with articles on Health Care Coalitions, Hospice and Emergency Preparedness, their Subject Matter Expert network, the Opioid Crisis, and Resources.  The last section includes links to documents such as:

8/14+ Bereavement Summit

Hospice of the Northwest Foundation will present their Annual Bereavement Summit on August 25, 2017 in Mt. Vernon WA.  Because space is limited, you are asked to RSVP to 360-814-5570 or dhart@hospicenw.org by August 14, 2017.  The topic will be Understanding Cumulative Grief and Traumatic Loss.  Six CEUs are available to Social Workers.  Find details below and at https://www.hospicenw.org/event/fourth-annual-bereavement-summit/ .

Free CE Courses

The American Kidney Fund offers a number of free NANT, NASW, and CDR continuing education credits on depression, self-care, relationship-building, and a number of other topics. See http://www.kidneyfund.org/training/online-cmece-opportunities/ for more information.

The NKF Professional Education Resource Center also presents free continuing-education courses, for most kidney-related health professions.  Just a few of these courses include prevention, hepatitis (see below), water, cultural sensitivity, pain management, hyperkalemia, and other mineral imbalances.  For more information see http://education.kidney.org/courses .

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, by the way; for more information see http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6528a1.htm .