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AAKP National Patient Meeting Will Focus on Innovation (September 6-8, 2019)

Posted on Aug 22, 2019

The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) will host its 44th Annual National Patient Meeting September 6-8, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The theme for this year’s meeting is "Driving Innovation and Changing the Status Quo." The program will focus on relevant information critical to those impacted by kidney diseases and highlight the latest in research and innovations in the renal space.

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Nurse-Led CKD Management Programs Improve Quality of Care

Posted on Aug 08, 2019

The Primary-Secondary Care Partnership to Improve Outcomes in Chronic Kidney Disease, a study conducted in the United Kingdom, examined whether nurse-led chronic kidney disease (CKD) management programs improve outcomes in patients with CKD in primary care.

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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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CDC to Host NHSN Dialysis Event Surveillance Training Webinars (May 2019)

Posted on Apr 09, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host four webinars in May 2019 for new or experienced National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) users. CDC subject matter experts will be available to answer questions about NHSN Dialysis Event Surveillance. Pre-registration is required.

May 14, 3:00-4:00 pm ET and May 15, 3:00-4:00 pm ET
Introduction to the NHSN Dialysis Event Surveillance Protocol

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