The 2017 RSN Essay Contest is underway. Applicants have until August 10, 2017 to submit their entry of 750 or fewer words on the topic “Describe a positive decision that you have made about your healthcare.” First place winner receives $500. Find contest rules at http://www.rsnhope.org/essay-contest/contest-rules/ . Last year’s winners are posted at http://www.rsnhope.org/index.php?id=141 .
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.
The Renal Support Network has added a KidneyTalk podcast on “Choosing Hospice.” Find it and previous KidneyTalk podcasts at http://www.rsnhope.org/kidneytalk-podcast/ .
The Renal Support Network has published the work of its 2016 Annual Essay Contest, on “What do you know now about CKD that you wish you knew when you were diagnosed?” Find the essays at http://www.rsnhope.org/essay-contest/ .
AAKP will present a September 14, 2016 AAKP HealthLine webinar on The Power of Twitter to Build Your Patient Voice, featuring a social media expert who’s also a kidney patient. For information and registration see https://www.aakp.org/community/programs-events/aakp-healthline.html . For a library of recorded prior HealthLine webinars, see https://www.aakp.org/media-files/aakp-healthline.html .
Temperatures are again forecast to exceed 100°F in the Coachella, Imperial, and Antelope Valleys through August 8, 2016, reaching 117°F at times in some locations. See our previous post at https://nwrnbulletins.wordpress.com/2016/07/22/sc-extreme-heat-fluid-control/ for suggestions on patient (and staff) education about keeping cool while still managing fluid intake.
The Renal Support Group has published a useful article, a patient’s story about fluids management, titled “Fluid Control For Energy to Live a Full Life.” Find it at http://www.rsnhope.org/health-library/article-index/fluid-control-for-energy-to-live-full-life/ .
AAKP will present a patient conference call and webinar on Understanding and Managing Fabry Disease on July 27, 2016. For details see https://www.aakp.org/community/programs-events/aakp-healthline.html .