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 National Forum of ESRD Networks will present a May 2, 2018 webinar on The Grievance Toolkit: Fostering Communication & Improving Quality. The Toolkit was developed BYpatients FORpatients! While it was written to guide patients through the grievance process it has proven to be a useful tool for both patients and providers to help improve communication. This webinar will provide strategies to improve collaboration between patients and the care team, including tips for communicating with dialysis patients, and for addressing patients fears associated with presenting a grievance. Contact hours will be available for nurses, PCTs, and social workers. Find more information and register at http://esrdnetworks.org/education/quality-conference/quality-conference-webinar-2018. Download the Grievance Toolkit and a poster summarizing its contents at http://esrdnetworks.org/resources/toolkits/patient-toolkits.
BONENT will hold its 2018 Western Regional Seminar at the San Francisco airport April 22, 2018. BONENT members, and facilities that send five or more employees, receive discounts until March 15, 2018. There is an added fee for onsite registration. The Seminar will include two separate tracks, one for CHTs and CHNs, and the other for CHBTs and BioMed Technicians. Eight continuing education hours are available. For details see http://www.bonent.org/seminar-western-2018.php. Other BONENT Regional Seminars will be held June 10, 2018 in Chicago IL, and August 19, 2018 in Newark NJ; see http://www.bonent.org/.
The Greater Puget Sound Chapter #503 of ANNA will present their 2018 Renal Update February 1-2, 2018 in Lynnwood WA. Topics include incivility, surveys, iatrogenic death, teach-back, calciphylaxis, difficult conversations, passion and compassion, AKI, organ donation, ultrafiltration, lupus, hyponatremia, hyperoxaluria, and the future of dialysis. Registration is online only, and closes on January 29, 2018. Discounts are available until 11:30 pm PST January 10, 2018. For more information see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/ANNA/RenalUpdate2018.pdf.
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.