3/12+ CW Newsletter, Trainings, Town Hall

CROWNWeb has published their March Newsletter, featuring articles and announcements on:

Find the Newsletter at http://mycrownweb.org/2019/03/march-2019-newsletter/.

3/21 Free Resume Tips Webinar

My Employment Options will present a March 21, 2019 Resume Tips Workshop webinar.  Topics include Formatting Tips For Resumes, How To Create Work At Home Resumes, How to Create Onsite Job Resumes, Gaps in Employment, and Career Changes.  Register at https://www.myemploymentoptions.com/webinar-registration-form/.  My Employment Options also offers free job placement services for recipients of SSDI and SSI, including work at home.  See https://www.myemploymentoptions.com/apply-now/ for details.

3/14 World Kidney Day & National Kidney Month

March is National Kidney Month, and its second Thursday – March 14 in 2019 – celebrates World Kidney Day.  This year’s theme is Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere.  Sources for more information and display materials include:

CMS contributes:


Each year, kidney disease kills more people than breast or prostate cancer.

Help raise awareness of chronic kidney disease.  Wear ORANGE on March 14th!

March is National Kidney Month! CMS and the ESRD Program invite you to be a part of a national campaign focusing on kidney health.  To show your support, consider one of the following activities on March 14th (World Kidney Day):

    • Wear an orange shirt, pants, dress, shoes, hair, etc. (be creative)
    • Take a selfie or have someone take a picture of you in your orange gear
    • Share information on your Twitter account about why all Americans should ask their doctors for a kidney checkup; Use #NationalKidneyMonth #Medicare
    • Post your picture and short statement to your Facebook page; Make your post public and use #NationalKidneyMonth #Medicare
    • Have fun with your posts

Show that you care!  Share your National Kidney Month pictures on March 14th.


Anonymous Grievance Process

We’ve added a section to the Patient Services pages of our websites on Developing an Anonymous Grievance Process at Your Facility.  Find the new sections at:

Find the overview Patient Services pages for each Network at:

2/28+ Using NHSN for Prevention Webinar

The California Department of Public Health / Center for Health Care Quality / HAI Program / California Campaign to Prevent BSIs in Hemodialysis Patients will present a February 28, 2019 webinar on Practical Guidance for Using NHSN Dialysis Infection Data for Prevention. The webinar will be repeated on March 6, 2019.  For details see https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHCQ/HAI/CDPH%20Document%20Library/2019DialysisWebinarPracticalNHSNGuidance_Approved02.19.19.pdf.  Find extensive additional BSI-prevention resources for both facility staff and patients at https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHCQ/HAI/Pages/CACampaignToPreventBSIinHemodialysisPatients.aspx.

NW16 3/3 NKF/PKG Patient Symposium on Lifestyle

NKF and PKG will present a March 3, 2019 Patient & Community Education Symposium in Portland OR on Lifestyle Makes a Difference: Controlling What You Can.  Registration is recommended because space is limited.  For details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/PKG/NKF.EdSym.PKG0319.pdf.