Disaster Preparedness

We’ve added to the Emergency Preparedness page of the Network 16 website a resource from the USC Dept. of Nursing on What Can Chronically Ill Patients Do to Brace for Natural Disasters?  Find our Preparedness page at https://www.nwrn.org/emergency-prep.html, and the USC resource at https://nursing.usc.edu/blog/chronic-conditions-natural-disaster/.

September is National Preparedness Month.  Find relevant Resources at:

10/4 Depression Toolkit Webinar

The Forum of ESRD Networks will present a webinar for patients highlighting the new Dialysis Patient Depression Toolkit, which was developed by patients for patients. The October 4, 2018 webinar, Depression & Dialysis: Removing the Stigma & Strengthening our Mental Health, includes presenters from AAKP and NKF.  Find details at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/P/Dialysis.Depression1.pdf and register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5681662958097152769.  This is a national webinar with limited capacity, so register early.  The Dialysis Patient Depression Toolkit itself can be found at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/P/DepressionToolkit.pdf.  A second webinar, for care providers and facilities, is being developed for early 2019.

9/27 PKG Support Group Meeting

The Portland Kidney Support Group invites patients and their care partners to a 10:00-11:30am meeting on September 27, 2018 in the conference room at FKC Scholls Ferry Dialysis Clinic, 10300 SW Nimbus Ave P-A, Tigard OR 97223.  Kidney friendly refreshments will be provided.  RSVP to Yasuyo at 503-443-4909, as space is limited.  Topics will include Feeling your best; making the most of your dialysis treatment by Dr. Gurvinder Suri, MD and Ideas for high protein snacks by Claudia Kreft, RD.

9/5+ World Sepsis Day and Awareness Month

The Global Sepsis Alliance will present the free, online 2nd World Sepsis Congress September 5-6, 2018, featuring 100 speakers from 30 countries.  For more information on both the Alliance and the Congress, see https://www.worldsepsiscongress.org/.  CDC’s presentation will be September 6, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. PDT.

September 13, 2018 is World Sepsis Day, and September is Sepsis Awareness Month, the first anniversary of CDC’s Get Ahead of Sepsis program.  Find CDC’s educational materials on Sepsis at https://www.cdc.gov/sepsis/education/index.html, and their Get Ahead of Sepsis web page, in English and Spanish, at https://www.cdc.gov/sepsis/.

Find more information and tools at https://www.world-sepsis-day.org/ and https://www.sepsis.org/sepsisawarenessmonth/.

Transplant Patient’s Guide Podcast

The Renal Support Network presents a KidneyTalk podcast interviewing the author of the new book Kidney Transplantation: The Patient’s Guide, “a treasure trove of information that covers the A to Z of the kidney transplant process, from pre-transplant to post,” according to RSN.  For details see https://www.rsnhope.org/kidneytalk/kidney-transplantation-the-patients-guide/.