NW16 9/21 Patient Workshop on Home Dialysis and Transplant

Home Dialyzors United, Comagine Health ESRD Network 16, and other sponsors will present a free September 21, 2019 all-day patient educational meeting on home dialysis and transplant in Puyallup WA, called Going Home, Staying Home.  The meeting will include sessions on patient priorities, home modalities, patient safety at home, how the Network can help, a panel on transplants, and a real-time support group.  For details see these resources:

9/17 World Patient Safety Day

September 17, 2019 is the “first ever” UN World Health Organization’s World Patient Safety Day.  For more information, see https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-patient-safety-day/2019, and for campaign materials, see https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-patient-safety-day/2019/campaign-materials.  September 17 is also celebrated as International Patient Safety Day, for which this year’s theme is Safety Culture at All Levels; for details see https://patient-safety-day.org/index.html.

RSN Podcast on Pets and Transplant Safety

The Renal Support Network has added to their website a KidneyTalk audio presentation on Pets and Kidney Transplant Safety.  Find it, along with their long list of prior podcasts, at https://www.rsnhope.org/kidneytalk/pets-kidney-transplant-safety/.  Recent prior audios include Active Living/Travel, Are You at Risk – Just Diagnosed, and Emotion and Communication.

9/26 Webinar on Working from Home

My Employment Options will present a free September 26, 2019 webinar on Preparing to Work from Home.  The webinar will cover what you need to know before applying for work at home jobs, common legitimate work at home jobs, general work at home requirements, benefits of working at home, and tips for attending their upcoming online job fair.  Register for Preparing to Work from Home at https://www.myemploymentoptions.com/webinar-registration-page/.  For information on, and to register for, the upcoming October 10, 2019 online job fair, see https://www.myemploymentoptions.com/register-for-virtual-job-fair/.  Find the My Employment Options Apply Now page regarding working-at-home jobs at https://www.myemploymentoptions.com/apply-now/.

Scarcity of Deceased Donor Kidneys by Area

Kidney International Reports has estimated that between 2015 and 2018, there were 12 to 17 patients added to the kidney transplant waitlist for every ten deceased donor kidneys that became available in Network 16, and in Network 18 between 17 and 48 newly waitlisted patients for every ten newly available kidneys.  The greatest scarcity of kidneys (26-48 candidates per ten available kidneys) occurred in San Luis Obispo, King, Tulare, and Inyo Counties of California.  Areas with more newly available deceased donor kidneys than waitlist additions (10-18 new kidneys per ten new candidates) included Nevada, northwestern Arizona, Oklahoma, northwestern Ohio, eastern upstate New York, western Vermont, and east-central Florida.  For details see https://www.kireports.org/article/S2468-0249(19)31474-3/fulltext.

NW16 9/21 Educational Meeting on Home Dialysis

Home Dialyzors United, Comagine Health ESRD Network 16, and other sponsors will present a September 21, 2019 all-day patient educational meeting on home dialysis in Puyallup WA, called Going Home, Staying Home.  The meeting will include sessions on patient priorities, home modalities, patient safety at home, how the Network can help, a panel on transplants, and a real-time support group.  For details see the poster at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/HDU/HDU.082119.pdf.  Find HDU’s web page on it at https://www.homedialyzorsunited.org/patient-education, and register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-day-patient-education-seminar-tickets-69449765117.