NW16 10/1+ Quality Conference Agenda

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.

NW16 8/14+ Donate Life NW Volunteers

Donate Life Northwest is dedicated to helping transplant candidates maintain hope while waiting for an available matching kidney.  They offer training to volunteers for various situations.  Their upcoming training, volunteering, and celebration schedule includes:

  • August 14, 2018 – School Speaker training in Portland OR
  • August 15, 2018 – Volunteer Orientation in Bend OR
  • August 16, 2018 – School Speaker training in Portland OR
  • September 4, 2018 – Volunteer Orientation in Portland OR
  • September 8, 2018 – Volunteer Opportunity in Vancouver WA
  • September 8, 2018 – Donor Family Picnic in Salem OR
  • September 13, 2018 – School Speaker training in Eugene OR
  • September 13, 2018 – Volunteer Orientation in Eugene OR
  • September 16, 2018 – Volunteer Opportunity in Portland OR
  • September 23, 2018 – Volunteer Opportunity in Portland OR
  • November 7, 2018 – Lifesavers Breakfast

For more details, see https://mailchi.mp/donatelifenw.org/sharing-hope-this-summer.  This web page also introduces their new Latino Outreach Coordinator, Donor stories in English and Spanish, winners of their recent raffle, and information on including Donate Life Northwest in your estate, insurance, or financial plans.

8/20+ NW16 PKG 2018 Calendar

The Portland Kidney Group has published the poster for their August 26, 2018 NKF-PKG Kidney Wellness Fair & Community Picnic in Portland; RSVP by August 20.  They’ve also updated their 2018 calendar to include two new patient support groups, September 5, 2018 in Tigard OR, and October 3 in Clackamas OR, in addition to their November 11 Ninth Anniversary Holiday Gathering in Portland.  Find the revised calendar at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/P/PKG/PKGcal2018.pdf, and the new poster for the August 26 Fair and Picnic at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/P/PKG/PKGpic2018.pdf.  They don’t mention the August 20, 2018 RSVP-by date on the poster, but they have in earlier announcements, so to play it safe you may want to call in before August 20.

NW16 7/21 OHSU Transplant Picnic

Oregon Health Sciences University will hold a free July 21, 2018 Transplant Picnic for recipients, donors, patients on a waitlist, health care providers, friends, and family members.  For more information see https://www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/transplant/about-us/outreach-programs/upload/Event-Flyer.pdf.  No RSVP is necessary.

NW16 10/11 Quality Conference in Tukwila

HealthInsight ESRD Network 16 will hold their 2018 Quality Conference October 11, 2018 in Tukwila WA.  Topics will include the wearable kidney, patient-centered care, home dialysis, emergency preparedness, transplant, and mentoring, providing 6 CEUs for nurses, technicians, social workers, and dietitians.  For details and registration see http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efe2a3np27c59239&llr=hakkwkrab.

NW16 <6/5 Flood Warning N ID, NE WA

The National Weather Service has continued until June 5, 2018 the flood warning for the Pend Oreille watershed in Northern Idaho and Northeastern Washingon.  For details see https://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=IDZ001&warncounty=IDC017&firewxzone=IDZ101&local_place1=Sandpoint%20ID&product1=Flood+Warning&lat=48.2767&lon=-116.552.

Networks are required by CMS to track the status of facility operations and patient access to treatment during emergency events.  If the operations of your facility, or ability for patients to have access to dialysis are impacted by emergency events, please let your Network know right away.  Contact Ashley Thomsen at 206-923-0714 or by email at athomsen@nw16.esrd.net.  The Network office is closed on weekends, but we monitor phones remotely, so leave a message.  We also ask that you fill out and submit the Network 16 Disaster Reporting Form, at https://nwrn.org/files/E/Interruptions.pdf.

NW16 5/25+ Continued Flooding in WA, ID

The National Weather Service warns that flooding is expected to continue through at least June 1, 2018 in the Pend Oreille watershed of Northern Idaho and Northeastern Washington.  For details see https://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=IDZ001&warncounty=IDC017&firewxzone=IDZ101&local_place1=4%20Miles%20ESE%20Kootenai%20ID&product1=Flood+Warning&lat=48.2778&lon=-116.4423.

For Western Montana, the Weather Service provides a new map of counties and rivers, at https://www.weather.gov/mso/flooding.  Click on your county name on the top of the page to see graphs of current and expected flooding conditions in your area.

See also https://nwrnbulletins.wordpress.com/2018/05/11/nw16-5-18-flooding-in-wa-id-mt/.