CDC Flu Vaccine Resources

CDC vaccination recommendations for the 2017-18 influenza season can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/indrr_2017.html .  Find additional CDC resources at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/professionals/Dear-Colleague-Letter-2017-2018.pdf and https://www.cdc.gov/flu/ .

CDC and Medscape also present a continuing education (ACCME and ANCC) opportunity on these recommendations; see https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/cme/medscape_cme.html .

12/31+ NW16 NWRD Conference

Northwest Renal Dietitians has published the following dates for their March 8-9, 2018 Annual Conference in Spokane WA:

Topics will include the gut microbiome, hyperkalemia, KDIGO Guideline updates, vegetarian and vegan renal diets, and more.  Find the Conference announcement that you can send to your colleagues at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/2018NWRD.pdf .

9/23 ANNA Infection Course

ANNA will include a September 23, 2017 course on Infection Prevention in Hemodialysis: Implementing Best Practices and Becoming an Infection Prevention Advocate in their September 23-25, 2017 Nephrology Nursing Practice, Management, & Leadership Conference in Miami FL.  For details on the course see https://www.annanurse.org/infection-and-prevention-control , and for details on the Conference as they are developed, see https://www.annanurse.org/events/nephrology-nursing-practice-management-leadership-conference .

1/7 NHSN Status 2017

Dialysis Component forms for 2017, including Dialysis Event forms and Denominators for Dialysis Event forms, should NOT be entered into NHSN until after January 7, 2017.  This includes CDA via manual import and DIRECT CDA Automation.  Instead, please keep a paper or electronic copy of the January events/census and wait to enter these data until NHSN announces the system update has been completed.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the NHSN helpdesk at nhsn@cdc.gov with “Dialysis” in the subject line.