Donate Life Northwest provides classes for volunteers who are interested in supporting organ and tissue donation, called “Donate Life 101: New Ambassador Orientation,” and a followup course “Donate Life 301” for those wishing to become Donate Life Educators. Fall 2017 Classes will be held September 25 in Eugene, October 4, 16, 18, and November 4 in Portland, and October 4 by conference call. For more information see http://www.donatelifenw.org/calendar .
The September Network 16 News is on Emergency/Disaster Reporting, and includes instructions for Northwest Renal Network (Network 16) facilities to report disruption of patient treatment, as is required by CMS. Instructions for Network 18 facilities can be found at http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/machform/embed.php?id=16298 .
The Network 16 News issue also includes a “Question Corner” on addressing patient concerns about scheduling their dialysis (see also https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/PM/Schedules0817.pdf), and notes about upcoming professional meetings:
- Network 16 Annual Quality Conference, October 22, 2017 near SeaTac Airport (see also https://nwrnbulletins.wordpress.com/2017/08/22/101-nw16-quality-conference/)
- CNSW NW Chapter Fall Educational Conference, November 3, 2017 in Issaquah WA (https://nwrnbulletins.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/113-cnsw-nw-educational-conference/)
- CNSW OR-SW WA Chapter Transplant Workshop, November 8, 2017 in Portland (https://nwrnbulletins.wordpress.com/2017/09/15/118-nw16-cnsw-transplant-conference/)
And a note welcoming Network 16’s new Quality Improvement Education Coordinator, Ashley Thomsen, RN, BSN.
Find a copy of the Network 16 News issue at https://www.nwrn.org/providers-and-professional-staff/nw16n.html .
UNOS has published instructions for transplant centers, and for patients scheduled for transplant surgery, on disruptions caused by disasters. For details see https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/news/information-on-disaster-relief-and-assistance-for-patients/ .
The CNSW Oregon & Southwest Washington Chapter will present a November 8, 2017 Workshop near the Portland International Airport on Increasing Access to Kidney Transplantation. Sessions will include transplant access, allocation, and education. Three Intermediate Level CEUs are anticipated. The conference fee includes breakfast and lunch. Advance registration is discounted. For details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/CNSW1117.pdf .
ANNA, NANT, and NKF will collaborate to present an October 22, 2017 Annual Renal Update 2017 in Irvine CA. Sessions will include Interventional Radiology and the HD Access, Preventing & Reporting BSI, From Battling Burnout to Finding Joy, Understanding Technology, Friendly Renal Meals, Transplantation, and Outpatient AKI. Register by October 12, 2017. Breakfast and lunch are included in the conference fee, and seven contact hours will be given. For full details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/18RenalUpdate1017.pdf .
KDIGO has announced the publication of their Guideline for Living Kidney Donors. Find the announcement at http://kdigo.org/kdigo-announces-publication-of-the-living-kidney-donor-guideline/ and the Guideline itself at http://kdigo.org/guidelines/ along with KDIGO Guidelines on AKI, Anemia, BP, Transplant Recipients, CKD, MBD, GN, HVC, and Lipids.
The University of Virginia Kidney Donation & Transplant Conference will be held in Charlottesville VA June 29, 2017. The Conference is designed to educate dialysis facility staff to enable them to provide accurate information to patients regarding renal transplantation. Nurses can earn up to 5.5 contact hours for participation. For details see http://files.constantcontact.com/12fb86c8001/8d5b702e-b007-4d04-8f28-879da39d8aba.pdf .