The Newsletter also announces that the usual NHSN Patient Safety Annual Training will not take place in 2020 because they are deferring to the 6th International Conference on Healthcare Associated Infections, cohosted by CDC and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. This Conference, which is held only every ten years, will take place March 26-30, 2019 in Atlanta GA, with the theme Global Solutions to Antibiotic Resistance in Healthcare. See https://decennial2020.org/ for more information.
In a new Safe Healthcare blog post at https://blogs.cdc.gov/safehealthcare/sepsis-awareness-month-why-each-person-matters/, CDC’s Dr. Denise Cardo highlights efforts to protect patients from #SEPSIS and how CDC’s partners in healthcare have impacted this work. Dr. Cardo also includes many links to useful resources for combatting sepsis. Join the conversation on Twitter or on the Safe Healthcare blog itself, and spread the word. It could save a life. #SAM2019
The September 19, 2019 Comagine ESRD Network 16 Annual Quality Conference will be held in Des Moines WA. Topics include Care Transitions, Staff Concerns, Best Practices, Patient Perspective, Transplant, and Patient Safety.
The session on Staff Concerns, for instance, will be led by a psychiatric mental health nurse experienced at speaking on burnout prevention, resilience, patient/family experience, and effective management. She’ll be talking about empowering staff to seek joy and satisfaction, personal triggers and coping, and effective leader-staff relationships.