Professional News

Capitol Hill Update: What's New in Washington, DC

Posted on Nov 15, 2019

Check out the Capitol Hill Update for the latest legislative and regulatory news and activities in Washington, DC. The 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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AHRQ Releases New Antibiotic Stewardship Toolkit

Posted on Nov 13, 2019

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new resource to help facilities develop or strengthen antibiotic stewardship programs and improve patient outcomes.

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CDC Creates Online Opioid Training Resource for Nurses

Posted on Nov 12, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) released a new module in the interactive series, Applying CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids. The newest module, entitled "A Nurse’s Call to Action for Safer Opioid Prescribing Practices," explores how nurses can support the implementation of the CDC Guideline through risk mitigation strategies, quality improvement practices, patient communication techniques, and care coordination.

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CMMI to Host Webinar Series on Kidney Care Choices Model

Posted on Nov 07, 2019

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) will host three webinars to introduce the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Kidney Care First and Comprehensive Kidney Care Contracting Model Options and review the application process.

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Recording of CE Webinar on Hand Hygiene Available Online

Posted on Nov 07, 2019

Making Dialysis Safer CoalitionOn September 25, 2019, the Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition hosted an educational webinar entitled Making Dialysis Safer for Patients: Innovative Approaches to Hand Hygiene

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