NKF and OHSU will co-sponsor a March 14, 2021 webinar on
The Big Ask, the Big Give: Finding a Living Donor for a kidney transplant. Find information below, and register at https://kidney.secure.force.com/rc_connect__campaign_designform?id=7013a000002EDcTAAW&form=00P3a00001ZHrYXEA1&.
The webinar will be presented again by NKF on March 28, 2021; register for the March 28 version at
The ESRD National Coordinating Center will present an October 8, 2020 webinar at noon PDT on
The Kidney Caregiver Peer Connection Call. Too often the only person that can understand what you’re going through is someone who’s been there. The webinar is open to caregivers and patients who are affected by CKD, and offers strategies for wellness and support from fellow caregivers and care partners. To listen to the presentation, call 844-740-1264 and enter access code 133 121 4744. Find the video (without sound) by clicking and enter Webex event number HERE 133 121 4744 and password Peer2020! (including the exclamation point at the end).
This week’s ESRD NCC COVID-19 weekly half-hour “Quickinars” will be:
For patients: July 7, 2020,
COVID-19: What is a Second Wave and Is One Coming?
For providers: July 8, 2020,
COVID-19 and Infection Prevention.
Find more information and register at
The FDA has announced the Class II recall of the following Baxter/Gambro HD Cartridge blood sets because of potential for tubing disconnection:
Gambro Cartridge Blood Set Prime Line, Product Code 101025, UDI 37332414007837, 56 lots; see
. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/ires/index.cfm?Product=181127 Gambro Cartridge Blood Transport System for Hemodialysis Blood Set, Product Code 109536, UDI 37332414085217, 4 lots; see
. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/ires/index.cfm?Product=181241 Gambro Cartridge Low Volume Blood Transport System for Hemodialysis Blood Set, Product Code 114434, UDI 47332414112395, 5 lots; see
. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/ires/index.cfm?Product=181242 Gambro Cartridge Low Weight-Low Volume Blood Transport System for Hemodialysis Blood Set, Product Code 114435, UDI 37332414112401, 3 lots; see
CROWNWeb has formally announced their November 12, 2019 New User Training. For details see
Starting January 1, 2020, with few exceptions, all Medicare billing must use the new MBIs, Medicare Beneficiary Identifers, rather than the old Health Insurance Claim Numbers or HICNs. Make sure your patients’ old Medicare cards have been shredded, to avoid exposing their Social Security Number to scammers. Find instructions for billing, helping patients who haven’t gotten a new card, and other details of the transition, at
As part of last week’s National Dialysis Technician Recognition Week (see
), the Renal Support Network’s KidneyTalk podcast series has published an audio recording called https://nwrnbulletins.wordpress.com/2019/09/25/10-14-technician-technologist-appreciation-week/ Dialysis Techs: The Front-Line Care, where an experienced Dialysis Technician talks about what their day is like. Find the podcast at . https://www.rsnhope.org/kidneytalk/dialysis-techs-front-line-care/
We mistakenly used the Kent remit address rather than the Issaquah Conference address in the previous bulletin announcing the November 8, 2019 CNSW NW Fall Educational Conference
that will be held in Issaquah. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
CROWNWeb has announced at May 23, 2019 Town Hall meeting. Register at
UCLA Health will present a webinar on
Peritoneal Dialysis: What You Should Know at 11:30 am PT April 3, 2019. For details and registration see . https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg4kczil240ae932&oseq=&c=&ch=