2/8+ CDC Flu Webinar

CDC will present a free February 8, 2018 webinar called Update on the 2017-2018 Influenza Season for Clinicians.  The webinar is part of CDC’s Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity or COCA series.  Influenza-related hospitalization rates so far in the 2017-2018 season are exceeding milestones set during the high-severity H3N2-predominant 2014-2015 season.  During this call, CDC flu experts will address clinical issues for influenza patients, including those with severe disease, and provide the latest updates on the 2017-2018 influenza season.  Find more information and registration instructions at https://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/calls/2018/callinfo_020818.asp.  The webinar will be recorded for later playback.  Free CE credits are available for both the live webinar and the recordings.

CDC Sepsis Resources

In honor of International Infection Prevention Week (October 15-21, 2017), CDC’s Get Ahead of Sepsis program has published four new resources:

For CDC’s page on Get Ahead of Sepsis, see https://www.cdc.gov/sepsis/get-ahead-of-sepsis/ .  For information about International Infection Prevention Week, see http://professionals.site.apic.org/iipw/ .

11/3 CNSW NW Educational Conference

The Northwest Chapter of CNSW will hold their Fall 2017 Educational Conference on November 3, 2017 in Issaquah WA.  The all-day topic is Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  5.25 CEUs are pending.  For full details and registration, see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N2/CNSW1117.pdf .

**9/5** ANNA NW16 Workshop

Registration ends this evening, September 5, 2017 at 11:30pm, for the Seattle ANNA Fall Dialysis Workshop, to be held on September 9, 2017.  Sessions include Volume Management, Cardiac Stunning, “Fluid, Oxygen & UF, Oh My!”, Culture of Safety, AKI, and Salt.  For more information and registration, see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/ANNA0917.pdf .

7/31 Jenny Kitsen Award

The Jenny Kitsen Patient Safety Award funds an annual lecture or presentation that will advance patient safety by exploring innovation in health systems management.  The award was created in 2014 by the former Network of New England whose Board of Directors established an endowment to continue the patient safety work of the non-profit organization led by Jenny Kitsen.  Among the organizations eligible to apply for the Jenny Kitsen Patient Safety Award are 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(6) organizations, public and government agencies, and many other organizations and institutions.  AAKP is now accepting applications for the next grant cycle.  The deadline for grant applications for the 2018 calendar year is July 31, 2017.  For details about application and past awardees, see http://aakp.org/jenny-kitsen-safety-award/ .

5/11+ CNSW Educational Conference

The Northwest Chapter of the NKF Council of Nephrology Social Workers will hold their Spring 2017 Educational Conference on May 11-12, 2017 in Issaquah WA.  The May 11 agenda includes sessions on salt and water, fluid and sodium overload, patient and social work approaches to fluid management, and sleep disorders.  Renal dietitians are also invited to the May 11 sessions, and RD CEUs will be offered.  May 12 sessions include patient safety and grievances, Dialysis Patient Citizens, and compassion fatigue.

Find the Conference brochure and registration instructions at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/CNSW.0517.pdf .  Registration must be postmarked by April 28, 2017, and early registration is recommended because of space limitations.  Payments postmarked prior to April 20, 2017 will be eligible for a prize.