8/14+ NCC QIA Webinars

The ESRD National Coordinating Center will present three additional August QIA Learning and Action Network webinars:

The ESRD NCC calendar is kept at https://esrdncc.org/en/events/.

HDC Fluid Restriction Calculator

Home Dialysis Central has published a Dialysis Fluid Restriction Calculator to answer the question, “How much can I drink between dialysis sessions?” individualized for each patient.  For the Calculator and discussion, see https://homedialysis.org/news-and-research/blog/265-a-new-dialysis-fluid-restriction-calculator.

NW18 7/16 Quality Conference in LA

HealthInsight ESRD Network 18 will hold their 2018 Quality Conference July 16, 2018 in Los Angeles. Topics will include preserving renal function, emergency preparedness, cultural awareness and sensitivity, patient engagement and advocacy, the impact of dialysis, and CROWNWeb.  Five CEs will be provided.  Find details and register at http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/ or http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efdferr9f760399d&llr=gfuz7mxab.

NW16 10/11 Quality Conference in Tukwila

HealthInsight ESRD Network 16 will hold their 2018 Quality Conference October 11, 2018 in Tukwila WA.  Topics will include the wearable kidney, patient-centered care, home dialysis, emergency preparedness, transplant, and mentoring, providing 6 CEUs for nurses, technicians, social workers, and dietitians.  For details and registration see http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efe2a3np27c59239&llr=hakkwkrab.

RSN Audio on Surviving Kidney Disease

The Renal Support Network is presenting a KidneyTalk audio by Dr. Michael Fisher on Surviving Kidney Disease: Where There Is Hope, Anything Is Possible.  Find the podcast at https://www.rsnhope.org/kidneytalk/surviving-kidney-disease-where-there-is-hope-anything-is-possible/.  Dr. Fisher’s website, at http://michaelfishermd.com/kidney-patients-organizer/, includes links to many useful resources.

5/2 Grievance Toolkit Webinar

The National Forum of ESRD Networks will present a May 2, 2018 webinar for dialysis facility staff on The Grievance Toolkit: Fostering Communication and Improving Quality.  Continuing education credit will be available for nurses, technicians, and social workers.  Find more information and register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/417211176479162113.  Find copies of the Toolkit in English and Spanish at http://esrdnetworks.org/resources/toolkits/patient-toolkits/dialysis-patient-grievance-toolkit-1.

3/8 World Kidney Day

In concert with International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018 is World Kidney Day, with the theme of Kidneys & Women’s Health: Include, Value, Empower.  Find the WKD website at http://www.worldkidneyday.org/2018-campaign/2018-wkd-theme/.  CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation has also contributed their own website, on the topic of Is CKD Worse for Women, at https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCDC/bulletins/1dffd90.  Find a comprehensive graphic on CKD at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/wkd2018.pdf.