The CNSW OR-SW WA Chapter will present a March 13, 2019 Workshop in Portland on Ethics: It’s All about You. Topics will include medical ethics and professional values, racial disparities, healthcare access, and advocacy. Six CEUs are pending. For details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/CNSW/CNSW.ORWAMar2019Ethics.pdf.
The OR SW-Wa Chapter of CNSW will present a November 7, 2019 Nephrology Palliative Care Workshop in Portland OR. For full details see below:
The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California will host two more presentations this year in their Pediatric Webinar Series. The first will be 13 November on Getting a Better Handle on Parents’ Bereavement: Supporting Parents Anticipating Their Child’s Death and Afterwards, and the second 6 December on Deep in the Weeds: Medical Marijuana and Pediatric Palliative Care. Find out more and register at https://mailchi.mp/coalitionccc.org/2018-spring-education-schedule-744635?e=67e1ad4c31.
Along with the Children’s Hospice Palliative Care Coalition, CCCC will also co-sponsor the 2019 Palliative Care Summit April 8-9, 2019 in San Francisco. For more information see http://ccccsummit.org/. Registration gets progressively more expensive after January 31, March 7, and April 1, 2019.
NANT has announced that October 14-20 is National Dialysis Technician Recognition Week. For details see https://associationdatabase.com/aws/NANT/ebulletin/view_mail/133788/1860414. AAKP featured dialysis technicians in last week’s HealthLine webinar on Making the Perfect Team: Working with Your Dialysis Technician; see https://www.gotostage.com/channel/6927452477730326277/recording/fbdbf54d96084efc86b7e3a6b03f9993/watch.
NANT, the National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists, has chosen the terms:
- Nephrology Clinical Technician or NCT to describe technicians that deal directly with patients
- Nephrology Biomedical Technologists or NBT to refer to technologists that work with dialysis equipment
This new terminology distinguishes healthcare staff previously referred to as Patient Care Technicians, and acknowledges the biomedical engineers who keep the dialysis unit operating. Earlier titles – Patient Care Technician, PCT, Dialysis Technician, or simply Technician – do not acknowledge the specific field (nephrology), discipline (clinical and/or biomedical) and function (technician or technologist) of these members of the care team.
For more information on NANT, see http://dialysistech.net/. The 2019 NANT Annual Symposium, Dialysis Tech Connexion 2019 or DTX19, will be held in Las Vegas 19-22 March, 2019; find details at http://dialysistech.net/2019-annual-symposium.
The Northwest Chapter of CNSW will hold their Fall 2018 Educational Conference in Issaquah WA on November 2, 2018. Topics include Bioethics, Transplant, and End of Life. The Conference offers six CEUs. Find details and register at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/CNSW/CNSW.FALL.2018.pdf. Use this form if registering via credit card: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/CNSW/CNSW.CE.Fall.2018.pdf.
Registration without late fee for the October 11, 2018 Network 16 Annual Quality Conference near the Seattle airport ends September 30, 2018. On October 1 and later, registration is $25 higher. If you’ve already registered but you’re no longer able to attend, your right to a refund also expires on September 30.
The agenda includes sessions on Innovation in Dialysis, Person-Centered Care, Home Dialysis, Disaster Preparedness, Transplants, and Mentoring. The Conference fee includes 6 CEs for nurses, social workers, techs, and dietitians, plus continental breakfast, refreshments, and lunch. Find the Agenda at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/QC2018/2018QCAgenda.pdf, and register at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efe2a3np27c59239&llr=hakkwkrab.
The ANNA Chapter 503 Fall Workshop will be held in Seattle on September 29, 2018, but online pre-registration is required by September 21, 2019. There will be no on-site or by-mail registration. Topics include Learning Cultures, HD Case Studies, Marijuana, AKI, PD Catheter Placement, Gn, and Ethics. 7.2 CE are available. For more information see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/ANNA/ANNA503Fall.pdf. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anna-503-fall-renal-workshop-2018-tickets-47333611105, and find directions to the Workshop venue at http://www.seattlechildrens.org/contact/main-hospital/map/. Parking is free in Lot 1; follow walkway to “River” Entrance.