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.
This year, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) is partnering with organizations to promote flu vaccination with a #SleeveUp to #FightFlu campaign. ANNA is joining in the campaign and encouraging nephrology nurses to roll up their sleeves for an annual flu vaccine and to promote flu vaccination to their families, patients, and communities.
Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) released the 2020 Clinical Practice Guideline for Diabetes Management in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The first KDIGO guideline on this subject, the document covers topics such as comprehensive care, glycemic monitoring and targets, lifestyle and antihyperglycemic interventions, and approaches to self-management and optimal models of care. The new guideline, along with an Executive Summary, is available online.
On September 15, 2020, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) National Steering Committee for Patient Safety released a new national action plan to advance patient safety. Entitled Safer Together: A National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety, the report provides clear direction that health care leaders, delivery organizations, and associations can use to make significant advances toward safer care and reduced harm across the continuum of care.