CDC Emergency Partners reminds us that March 22, 2018 is World Water Day, and recommends that we use the opportunity to create and store an emergency water supply. For details see https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCDC/bulletins/1e1c5af.
CDC and the ANA will present a free one-hour March 16, 2018 webinar on Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: Disaster Preparedness Through the Seasons. Continuing education credit is included. The session is billed as “Disaster Preparedness means you’ll be ready whether it’s an infectious disease outbreak or a natural disaster” and topics include slowing down the spread of flu, identifying when mold remediation is needed, and other safety strategies. Find more information and register at https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=27vwu3bmj32c&campaign=93rso6jbhnai.
Recordings of previous webinars in the CDC/ANA Safe Healthcare series can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/training/safe-healthcare-webinars.html.
Donate Life Northwest reminds us that April is National Donate Life Month – see https://www.donatelife.net/ndlm/ for details and resources.
They’ve also announced many new volunteer training sessions and other community events:
- March 14, 2018 – Donate Life 101 and 301 in La Grande OR
- March 19, 2018 – New Ambassador Orientation, Portland OR
- April 11, 2018 – Happy Hour, Medford OR
- April 12, 2018 – Donate Life 101 and 301 in Medford OR
- April 13-14, 2018 – Pear Blossom Festival Parade, Medford OR
- April 15, 2018 – Quilt Unveiling, Medford OR
- April 22, 2018 – Quilt Unveiling, Portland OR
- May 7, 2018 – New Ambassador Orientation, Portland OR
- May 26, 2018 – Tabor Trot run/walk, Portland OR
Find more information about any of these at https://www.donatelifenw.org/news-and-events/calendar, along with more information about previously announced trainings in Portland March 18, March 25, and April 1, 2018, and the previously announced Trailblazers basketball game group tickets on March 30, 2018 (see also the Patient Calendar above).
Over the next few months the California Department of Public Health will present in-person six-hour Basics of Infection Prevention in Outpatient Hemodialysis Centers courses for dialysis facility administrators and staff. Courses in Network 18 will be held in:
- Irvine March 27, 2018
- Orange April 4, 2018
- Rancho Cucamonga April 10, 2018
- Glendale April 22, 2018
For full details, including course dates in Northern California, see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/HAI/CADPH.HD.IPClass.pdf. Pre-registration is required, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HAI_Hemodialysis.
NKF, the Portland Kidney Group, and Legacy Health will present a March 18, 2018 Patient & Community Education Symposium in Portland OR on Everyday Heroes and New Technology and Treatment Updates. For details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/NKF/PrtldSymp2018.pdf.
BONENT will hold its 2018 Western Regional Seminar at the San Francisco airport April 22, 2018. BONENT members, and facilities that send five or more employees, receive discounts until March 15, 2018. There is an added fee for onsite registration. The Seminar will include two separate tracks, one for CHTs and CHNs, and the other for CHBTs and BioMed Technicians. Eight continuing education hours are available. For details see http://www.bonent.org/seminar-western-2018.php. Other BONENT Regional Seminars will be held June 10, 2018 in Chicago IL, and August 19, 2018 in Newark NJ; see http://www.bonent.org/.
CROWNWeb will offer New User Training online March 13, 2018. For details and registration see http://mycrownweb.org/pcw_lems/march-crownweb-new-user-training/.