Professional News

Online Learning Module Examines Infection Prevention in Outpatient Dialysis Setting

Posted on Jan 29, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS) have partnered to develop a new online learning module entitled Managing Infection in an Outpatient Dialysis Facility. The module guides users through a case-based examination of the evaluation and management of a patient with suspected bacteremia in the outpatient dialysis setting.

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New Resources Encourage Dialysis Patients to 'Speak Up' to Prevent Infections

Posted on Jan 28, 2020

The Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition and the American Association of Kidney Patients have released a new video and accompanying handout for patients on dialysis and dialysis staff about the importance of speaking up to prevent infections and improve patient safety.

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CMS Call on ESRD QIP / CY 2020 ESRD PPS Final Rule ~ Transcript Available

Posted on Jan 27, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Learning Network hosted a call on January 14, 2020 (2:00–3:00 pm ET) to review the finalized proposals for the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Quality Incentive Program (QIP) in the Calendar Year (CY) 2020 ESRD Prospective Payment System (PPS) Final Rule (

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KidneyX: Redesign Dialysis Phase 2 Submissions Due by January 31

Posted on Jan 13, 2020

The Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX), a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the American Society of Nephrology to accelerate innovation in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney diseases, is currently accepting submissions for its Redesign Dialysis Phase 2.

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2020: Year of the Nurse

Posted on Jan 11, 2020

The World Health Assembly has designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife to honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and to advance nurses’ vital role in transforming health care around the world.

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