The Washington State Department of Health has been notified that scam artists are calling various health professionals across the state claiming suspicious activity with their license. Reports indicate that scammers are using department phone numbers as their own. This appears to be part of a larger extortion scheme related to scammers posing as government officials. This is not how WA DOH or other government or quasi-government boards, commissions, and agencies operate, and all health professionals should be skeptical of anyone making such demands. Please be aware that WA DOH, boards, and commissions will never call you asking for your DEA number, private information, or looking for payment. If you receive a call and want to know if there is a legitimate issue with your credential, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. While WA DOH has issued this notice, it certainly will apply to other states as well.
MEI has released the 6th Edition of their Core Curriculum for the Dialysis Technician. The print version is available now, with mobile and internet versions, and continuing-education practice tests to be added soon. For details see https://meiresearch.org/cc6.
The California Dialysis Council (CADialysis or CDC) offers an online exam for the Certified Hemodialysis Technician or CHT professional designation, the California equivalent of the Patient Care Technician or PCT certification. CADialysis also offers an online Hemodialysis Review Course for CHT exam preparation. The Course also provides eleven CEU contact hours for nurses. For more information see http://www.californiadialysis.org/cht-exam/index.aspx .