Nat’l SW Month

March is also National Social Work month.  We’ve added web pages to the Network 16 website describing a few skills that social workers bring to patients and facilities.  Among the many things social workers do are:

  • Help manage kidney disease
  • Help assure quality of life
  • Help with rehabilitation
  • Help with education
  • Help assure satisfaction

Find the flyer for facilities in this month’s Network 16 News at https://www.nwrn.org/providers-and-professional-staff/nw16n.html and this month’s Patient Bulletin for posting or handout to patients at https://www.nwrn.org/patients-a-family/ptedres/mon.html .

4/28 CNSW Ethics Workshop

The Oregon-Southwest Washington Chapter of the NKF Council of Nephrology Social Workers will hold a day-long Workshop on Ethical Issues in Dialysis and Transplantation April 28, 2017 in Portland OR.  Find details at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/CNSW0417.pdf and maps and driving directions to the Workshop at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/CNSWMap.pdf .

New Free SW CE Courses

The NKF Professional Education Resource Center offers three more new free online CE courses for social workers:

  • Depression Screening Tools: Policy and Nephrology Social Work Interventions
  • Support of Renal Patients and Families Facing End-Of-Life Care Decisions: A Nephrology Social Worker’s Reflection 
  • Navigating Health Insurance: How Public Options, Private Coverage and Charitable Assistance Can Work Together For ESRD Patients

For more information and registration, see http://education.kidney.org/courses .

5/24+ Living Donation Conference

The American Foundation for Donation and Transplantation will hold their 9th Annual Living Donation Conference in Clearwater FL May 24-26, 2017, on the topic Essential Donor Team Concepts for Entry Level & Experienced Practitioners.  Invitees include:

  • Independent Living Donor Advocates for all clinical disciplines 
  • Living Donor Coordinators 
  • Social Workers 
  • Psychologists 
  • Physicians 
  • Physician leaders, Administrators and Managers  for programs with living donor teams 
  • Quality and Compliance Staff 

For details see http://www.amfdt.org/pdf/Florida_May2017%20Flyer.pdf .

 

Grievance Toolkit in Spanish

The National Forum of ESRD Networks has created a Spanish version of its new Dialysis Patient Grievance Toolkit.  Find it at http://esrdnetworks.org/resources/toolkits/patient-toolkits/dialysis-patient-grievance-toolkit-1 .  It joins the catalog of Forum Medical Advisory Council (MAC) and Patient Toolkits, which now include:

  • Home Dialysis
  • Transitions of Care
  • Medical Director
  • QAPI
  • Medication Reconciliation
  • Catheter Reduction
  • Assurance of Diabetes Care Coordination
  • Vaccination

Find them all, along with the MAC Speaker’s Bureau Brochure, at http://esrdnetworks.org/resources/toolkits/mac-toolkits-1 .

2/21 CCCC Palliative Care Webinar

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) will present a webinar February 21, 2017 on Applying Population Health to Palliative Care featuring Steven Pantilat, MD.  For details and registration see http://coalitionccc.org/training-events/webinars/ .  CEUs will be offered for nurses and social workers, and the webinar will be free to those who are registered for the March 13-14, 2017 CCCC Palliative Care Summit in Sacramento (see http://ccccsummit.org/ ).  

New Free SW CE Courses

The NKF Professional Education Resource Center offers three new free online CE courses for social workers: