NW18 1/30 CCCC Palliative Care Webinar

CCCC will present a January 30, 2018 webinar on Adding Palliative Care Services to Your Hospice License in California as allowed by new California law SB294.  The webinar will be free to members of CCCC and partner organizations.  For details and to register, see https://mailchi.mp/coalitionccc/upcoming-education-opportunities-from-cccc-743973.

8/23+ IHI Certifications

IHI will offer two professional certification and other educational programs during 2017-18 that may be of interest to dialysis personnel:

IHI will also sponsor two conferences on quality improvement in the US during 2017:

And two International Forums on Quality and Safety, in Malaysia in August 2017, and in South Africa in February 2018: see http://www.ihi.org/education/Conferences/Pages/default.aspx .

SC CHT Review Course and Exam

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 .

8/31,9/15,10/13 BONENT Certification

“Pencil and paper” certification exams for Dialysis Patient Care Technicians will be held by the Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology (BONENT) on the following schedule:

Exams will be held for Certified Hemodialysis Technologist/ Technician (CHT), Certified Hemodialysis Nurse (CHN), Certified Peritoneal Dialysis Nurse (CPDN), and Certified Hemodialysis Bio-Medical Technician (CHBT). Find the full international schedule at http://bonent.org/ppe-exam-schedule.php , application instructions at http://www.bonent.org/application.php ,  and the application form at http://bonent.org/downloads/application-form.pdf .

BONENT also offers Computer Based Testing (CBT) in the following locations:

  • California: Bakersfield, Burbank, Fresno, Long Beach, San Diego, Whittier, and Yucaipa
  • Alaska: Anchorage and Soldotna
  • Idaho: Boise, Lewiston, Moscow, Pocatello, and Post Falls
  • Montana: Billings and Bozeman
  • Oregon: Medford and Portland
  • Washington: Bellingham, Spokane, and Tacoma

Application and testing details for CBT exams can be found at http://www.bonent.org/cbt-exam-schedule.php .  The full list of international CBT locations is at http://www.isoqualitytesting.com/mlocations.aspx .