3/14 CDC Webinar on BSI and Incident HD Access

CDC will present a March 14, 2019 World Kidney Day webinar on Incident Vascular Access and Risk of Bloodstream Infection Among New ESRD Patients Receiving Hemodialysis, followed by a conversation about achieving optimal vascular access for patient safety.  CME, CNE, CEU, CECH, CPE, and CPH continuing education credits are available.  Find more information and register at https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=f8wbng3dtcpm&campaign=vq0d1qix86ac.

2/15+ OPSC Infection Prevention Courses

The Oregon Patient Safety Commission will present a four-hour course February 15, 2019 in Portland on Infection Prevention 102 for Outpatient Settings.  This course will be repeated on June 14, 2019.  Infection Prevention 101 will also be offered on April 12, 2019.  The 102 course will be aimed toward setting up a formal program for infection control.  To sign up for it you do not need to have taken the 101 course, which introduces infection control processes.  Details and registration for both can be found at https://oregonpatientsafety.org/news-events/events/infection-prevention-101-and-102-for-medical-clinics/923/.

OPSC’s three-hour Eighth Annual Oregon Patient Safety Event will be held in Portland on March 15, 2019.  The topic will be Nurturing a Culture of Psychological Safety in Healthcare Organizations.  Continuing education credits are offered for physicians and nurses.  For details and registration see https://oregonpatientsafety.org/news-events/events/8th-annual-oregon-patient-safety-event/930/.

1/31+ OPSC Workshop on Patient Safety, Portland

The Oregon Patient Safety Commission will present a half-day March 15, 2019 workshop on Nurturing a Culture of Psychological Safety in Healthcare Organizations with an emphasis on professionalism.  CME credits will be available.  Early registration expires January 31, 2019.  For details and registration see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-annual-oregon-patient-safety-event-registration-53026084446.

Injection Safety, Needle Use, and HAI

The Oregon Patient Safety Commission website, while directed specifically at Oregon, includes many resources that any healthcare provider will find useful, such as:

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.

<7/31 AAKP Patient Safety Award

Applications are open until July 31, 2018 for the AAKP Jenny Kitsen Patient Safety Award to fund an annual lecture, presentation or program that will advance patient safety by exploring innovation in health systems management.  The award was created in 2014 when the former non-profit Network of New England board of directors established an endowment to continue the patient safety work led by former executive director Jenny Kitsen.  For more information and application, see http://aakp.org/jenny-kitsen-safety-award/.