The Greater Puget Sound Chapter #503 of ANNA will present their 2018 Renal Update February 1-2, 2018 in Lynnwood WA. Topics include incivility, surveys, iatrogenic death, teach-back, calciphylaxis, difficult conversations, passion and compassion, AKI, organ donation, ultrafiltration, lupus, hyponatremia, hyperoxaluria, and the future of dialysis. Registration is online only, and closes on January 29, 2018. Discounts are available until 11:30 pm PST January 10, 2018. For more information see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/ANNA/RenalUpdate2018.pdf.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement will host a free 7 December, 2017 audio “WIHI” program on The (Careful and Kind) Patient Revolution., featuring the Mayo Clinic’s Victor Montori, MD. This Patient Revolution is “a movement based on stories. [It’s] mission is to arm people to tell stories; stories about their lives, stories about their capabilities and limitations, and stories about what risks, benefits and trade-offs look like from their point of view. We want people to tell these stories in exam rooms and hospital rooms, in their communities and in the rooms where decisions get made.” For more information and to register, see http://forms.ihi.org/next-wihi-on-december-7-at-2-pm-et-the-careful-and-kind-patient-revolution. For The (Careful and Kind) Patient Revolution website, see https://patientrevolution.org/whywerevolt/.
CCCC will also present a February 8-9, 2018 live training on It Starts With A Conversation, Train-The-Trainer in San Francisco. This course, using the standardized California POLST training curriculum, is designed to provide an understanding of the POLST Paradigm, and teach use of the POLST form to reflect a patient’s wishes. The course is appropriate for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, LCSWs, LMFTs, and other healthcare providers working with the seriously ill and those nearing the end of life. For details and registration see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/polst-it-starts-with-a-conversation-train-the-trainer-tickets-37214580813 .
CMS has announced a Request For Information soliciting suggestions on how to create an affordable, accessible healthcare system that puts patients first. Find details and comment at https://survey.max.gov/429625 .