8/24+ CCCC Summit to Be Virtual

The Coaliton for Compassionate Care of California has announced that their annual CCCC Summit on Sharpening our Vision for Compassionate Care in the Face of Serious Illness, scheduled for August 24-25, 2020, will be fully virtual.  They expect details to be released soon.  Find more information at https://ccccsummit.org/?mc_cid=067422c114&mc_eid=67e1ad4c31.

3/2+ 2020 ANNA National Symposium

ANNA will hold their 2020 National Symposium April 19-22, 2020 in Orlando FL.  Registration rates increase after March 2, 2020, and again after April 6.  Hotel discounts expire on March 20, 2020.  Find an overview below, and complete details, agenda, and registration at https://annanurse.org/events/2020-national-symposium/ or http://annasymposium.org/.

Other ANNA events that have been announced (find more information at https://annanurse.org/events/national) include:

  • Los Angeles Chapter workshop on The Nurse Perspective: Elevating the Critical Role of Nurses in the Management of sHPT, El Segundo CA, March 10, 2020 (see https://annanurse.org/chapter-program-opportunities).
  • National Nephrology Nurses Week, September 13-20, 2020.
  • 2020 Nephrology Nursing Practice, Management, & Leadership Conference, Chicago IL, October 17-19, 2020.
  • 2021 National Symposium, Palm Springs CA, May 2-5, 2021.
  • 2021 Nephrology Nursing Practice, Management, & Leadership Conference, Hollywood Beach FL, September 17-19, 2021.
  • 2022 National Symposium, Fort Worth TX, May 22-25, 2022.

NW16 11/1+ CNSW-NW Fall Conference, Issaquah WA

November 1, 2019 is the registration deadline for the November 8 CNSW NW Chapter Fall 2019 Educational Conference in Issaquah WA.  Ignore the earlier deadline on the Conference brochure (https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/CNSW/CNSW_Fall.2019.pdf), and use the registration form at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/CNSW/CNSW.REG.Fall.2019.pdf to RSVP.  Conference topics include ethics, mental health, end of life, patient support, patient engagement, and patient collaboration, with 6.5 CEUs offered.

3/26 NHSN News

The NHSN September Newsletter (https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/pdfs/newsletters/nhsn-nl-sep19-508.pdf) has no dialysis-specific bulletins, but the section for all users includes articles on the online NHSN Educational Roadmaps such as https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/training/roadmap/dialysis-roadmap.html, and on page 16 important changes coming in January 2020’s NHSN Release 9.4 to the CDA protocols for automating data uploads to NHSN.

The Newsletter also announces that the usual NHSN Patient Safety Annual Training will not take place in 2020 because they are deferring to the 6th International Conference on Healthcare Associated Infections, cohosted by CDC and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.  This Conference, which is held only every ten years, will take place March 26-30, 2020 in Atlanta GA, with the theme Global Solutions to Antibiotic Resistance in Healthcare.  See https://decennial2020.org/ for more information.

NW18 11/6 CNSW-LA Fall Workshop

The CNSW Greater Los Angeles Chapter will present their Fall Semi-Annual Workshop in Burbank CA on November 6, 2019.  Topics will include workplace violence, health insurance, and relocation trauma, with 4 CEU hours offered.  For details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/CNSW/CNSW.LA.FALL2019.pdf.

NW16 11/8 CNSW Fall Conference, Issaquah WA

The CNSW NW Chapter will host their Fall 2019 Educational Conference in Issaquah WA on November 8, 2019.  Topics include ethics, mental health, end of life, patient support, patient engagement, and patient collaboration.  6.5 CEUs are offered.  Find details at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/CNSW/CNSW_Fall.2019.pdf and register at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/CNSW/CNSW.REG.Fall.2019.docx.  RSVP by November 1, 2019.  Early registration expires October 11, 2019.

NW16 9/12 Quality Conference Early Registration

Late fees take effect on September 12 for the 2019 Comagine ESRD Network 16 Annual Quality Conference, to be held September 19, 2019 in Des Moines WA.  Among other issues of interest, the Conference will include a session, led by a patient who dialyzes at home, on the importance of patient engagement, dialysis without pain, and teaching how to operate a home dialysis machine.  Other topics include Care Transitions, Staff Concerns, Best Practices, Patient Perspective, Transplant, and Patient Safety.  Six continuing education credits will be available to all facility staff.  Register for the conference at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egbnc44f63d9624a&llr=hak kwkrab, and find full details at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/NW16+Quality+Agenda+-+FINAL+8.16.19.pdf.