The NKF Professional Education Resource Center has added an online webinar, free to members, on Management of Hepatitis C in Late-Stage CKD Patients: Who, How, and When to Treat?  Continuing education credits are available to most professions.  For details and registration, see http://education.kidney.org/content/management-hepatitis-c-late-stage-ckd-patients-who-how-and-when-treat# .

8/21 CDC Infection Webinar

CDC and the ANA will sponsor an August 21, 2017 free CE webinar on Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: The Importance of Collaboration between Nurses and Environmental [Janitorial] Services.  Find information about the presenters, and register, at https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=346r6myw26vz&campaign=2ju8b1lssy7f We expect CDC to update their Safe Healthcare Webinars page with more details soon; see https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/training/safe-healthcare-webinars.html .  This web page also includes information on Continuing Education credits, and on recordings of past webinars in the Safe Healthcare series.

NHSN Newsletter

The NHSN June Newsletter can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/newsletters/index.html .  The Newsletter includes articles on AKI, Release 8.7 updates, Prevention Process Measures analysis, Release 8.8 beta testing volunteer opportunities, and training updates.  Find material specific to dialysis on pages 16-17, and information relevant to all NHSN users on pages 2 and 18ff.

KDIGO Guideline on Living Kidney Donation

KDIGO has announced the publication of their Guideline for Living Kidney Donors.  Find the announcement at http://kdigo.org/kdigo-announces-publication-of-the-living-kidney-donor-guideline/ and the Guideline itself at http://kdigo.org/guidelines/ along with KDIGO Guidelines on AKI, Anemia, BP, Transplant Recipients, CKD, MBD, GN, HVC, and Lipids.

8/3+ NHSN Webinars

NHSN will twice present a webinar on Introduction to the NHSN Dialysis Event Surveillance Protocol, once on August 3, 2017 and again on August 4, 2017.  NHSN Dialysis Event Surveillance reporting is required for the CMS ESRD QIP.  This webinar will provide a complete introduction to the NHSN Dialysis Event reporting requirements and the surveillance definitions necessary to complete accurate monthly reporting.  CDC subject matter experts will be available to answer questions, and continuing education credits will be provided.  Pre-registration is required, at:

Continuing education credits are also available for NHSN’s recorded presentations.  Find these, with instructions for obtaining CE credits, at https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/Training/continuing-edu.html .

CDC Infection Webinars

The CDC/Medscape free CE/CME series on Infection Prevention and Control includes three online recorded webinars:

  • Risk Recognition in Healthcare Settings
  • Environmental Services and Infection Prevention
  • Recognizing Infection Risks in Medical Equipment

and three others planned for the rest of the summer:

  • Infection Transmission Risks Associated with Nonsterile Glove Use
  • Infection Prevention: A Hierarchy of Controls Approach
  • Injection Safety: A Systems Approach

The series is intended for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers.  Find links to the webinars at https://blogs.cdc.gov/safehealthcare/latest-release-in-free-ce-and-cme-series-on-infection-prevention-and-control-from-cdc-medscape/ .