Medicare has published a Dialysis Facility Compare Social Media Toolkit brochure in three versions (for patients or consumers, for dialysis facilities, and for physicians) and two languages (English and Spanish). They provide graphic and text suggestions for sharing and promoting DFC on social media. Find copies of them at:
The UCLA UKEEP Kidney Education program has released its summer 2017 schedule. Sunday programs include:
- June 11, 2107 – Kidneys in Health and Disease: What You Should Know
- July 16, 2017 – Polycystic Kidney Disease
- August 13, 2017 – Kidney Transplant
- September 17, 2017 – Dialysis
RSVP is requested; for details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/UKeep17.pdf .
Legacy Transplant Services will present a free May 18, 2017 class in Portland OR for patients, family, and others who want to learn about kidney transplantation and donation, called Is Kidney Transplant Right for You? The in-person class will be held at Legacy Good Samaritan hospital, and will simultaneously be presented as a webinar (with live Legacy Transplant staff) at the FMC Maywood Park Dialysis facility. RSVP requested. For details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/TransplantClass0517.pdf .
May 19, 2017 is National Hepatitis Testing Day, and May 2017 is National Hepatitis Awareness Month, to encourage testing for HCV and HBV. Find more information from CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/HepPromoResources.htm and additional resources on http://www.hepatitis.va.gov/campaign-hepatitis-awareness.asp and https://www.vaccines.gov/more_info/features/hepatitisawarenessmonth.html .
May 5, 2017 is World Hand Hygiene Day. In addition to the new free CE course and other CDC materials linked to in our earlier bulletin at https://nwrnbulletins.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/55-cdc-hand-hygiene-course/ , the UN World Health Organization also has a web page full of resources on hand hygiene and antibiotic resistance, at http://www.who.int/infection-prevention/campaigns/clean-hands/en/ , and ASN’s Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety campaign has a poster on the subject, at https://www.asn-online.org/news/2017/0504-Hand_Hygiene_Day.pdf .
My Employment Options will present a free Town Hall Meeting wherein six participants in the Social Security Ticket to Work program for job seekers with disabilities will talk about their experiences with the program. For information and registration see https://www.myemploymentoptions.com/webinar-registration-page/ . Early login is recommended, as the number of lines is limited.
UCSD Kidney/Pancreas Transplant will present Transplant 101: Patient and Family Information Meetings, which are required for all new patients before starting transplant evaluation. The Meetings, which cover the waitlist, financing, medications, and post-transplant life, are held at the UCSD campus in La Jolla. Valet parking is complementary.