Professional News

CDC/STRIVE Program Offers Free Infection Control Training Courses

Posted on Jul 17, 2019

A new national infection prevention and control program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) features free training courses for health care professionals. The States Targeting Reduction in Infections via Engagement (STRIVE) curriculum will include over 40 individual training modules grouped into 11 courses that focus on foundational and targeted infection prevention strategies.

Three courses are currently available:

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‘Advancing American Kidney Health’ Initiative Aims to Transform Care Delivery for Americans with Kidney Disease

Posted on Jul 10, 2019

On July 10, 2019, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order to launch Advancing American Kidney Health, a new initiative designed to improve the lives of Americans with kidney disease by expanding treatment options and reducing health care costs.

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See What's New This Week in Washington, DC

Posted on Jul 09, 2019

Check out the Capitol Hill Update for the latest legislative and regulatory news and activities in Washington, DC. The weekly update includes an overview of current activities on Capitol Hill that are of interest to the nursing and kidney care communities, including the Congressional schedule, legislative and regulatory updates, events, articles of interest, etc.

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CDC Requests Clinicians to Report Cases of Peritonitis in Patients Undergoing Peritoneal Dialysis

Posted on Jun 06, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and two health departments are investigating a cluster of peritonitis cases among patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). Many of the peritonitis events under investigation were caused by Serratia marcescens or other gram-negative pathogens. The CDC is requesting U.S. clinicians to report peritonitis cases in PD patients treated by the same center that meet the following criteria:

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Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Town Halls Planned for Summer 2019

Posted on Apr 22, 2019

The Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 will hold three regional meetings this summer to engage nurses in discussions of how to advance the nursing profession to help the nation create a culture of health, reduce health disparities, and improve the health and well-being of the U.S. population in the 21st century. Each meeting will feature panel discussions around a specific topic. Register to attend in person or via webcast.

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