The Patient Driven Support Group will hold a patient support group meeting in Ontario CA on September 24, 2017. Details follow:
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 .
The Compassionate Care Coalition of California will present a September 20, 2017 webinar on the California End of Life Option Act: What are we learning? What’s ahead? For nurses and social workers attending the webinar in real time, continuing education credit will be available. All registrees will automatically receive a link to a recording of the webinar. For more information and to register, see http://mailchi.mp/coalitionccc/wwonmafy7g-743705?e=67e1ad4c31 .
The UCLA Kidney Education Enhancement Program (UKEEP) will present a free patient education program September 17, 2017 on “Advanced Kidney Disease & Your Options” in Santa Monica CA. RSVP is requested; please call 800-516-5323 and leave your name, number of attendees and callback number. More information follows:
The UCLA Kidney Education Enhancement Program (UKEEP) will present a free patient education program August 13, 2017 on Kidney Transplant. RSVP is requested; please call 800-516-5323 and leave your name, number of attendees and callback number. For details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/UKEEP789.17.pdf .
The September 17, 2017 UKEEP program will be on dialysis.
The Westside Kidney Support Group will hold an August 10, 2017 talk on What About Nutrition? in Playa Vista CA. See below for details:
For the next few days temperatures above 90°F, high humidity, thunderstorms, and monsoon rain showers are forecast to afflict the Southern California coast, with possible flash floods in areas that are prone to same.
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. In Southern California (Network 18), contact Eileen Rhodes or Julie Aguilar at 888-268-1539 or by email at ERhodes@nw18.esrd.net or JAguilar@nw18.esrd.net , and fill out the form at http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/machform/embed.php?id=16298 .
Patients and facility staff may find these resources useful:
- Ways to stay cool; see https://www.ready.gov/heat .
- That dialysis patients must still control their fluid intake; for tips on Fluids Management, see
- How to identify signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke, and what to do about it; see http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/heatstress/heatrelillness.html .