The October issue of Network 16 News has been posted to the Northwest Renal Network website. The front-page article covers the essentials of Pneumonia Vaccines – why, which ones, when. The “Question Corner” concerns patient and family engagement in their care, and the “Hot Dates” section highlights the November 9, 2016 free CE webinar on Patient and Provider Engagement. You can find a copy of the October issue at https://nwrn.org/providers-and-professional-staff/nw16n.html
We’ve added the September Monthly Patient Flyer/Poster to the Network 16 website at https://www.nwrn.org/patients-a-family/ptedres/mon.html . The Poster includes information about the flu, vulnerability, and the vaccine, links to a “Flu IQ Widget” or quiz, and how to get more information.
Don’t forget that healthcare personnel flu vaccination is part of the ESRD QIP, and must be reported to NHSN by May 15, 2017 for PY2019.