International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. The International Council of Nurses (ICN) commemorates this day each year with the production and distribution of the International Nurses' Day (IND) resources and evidence. ICN is requesting submission of case studies for use in their 2020 International Nurses Day resource. Submissions should demonstrate the extraordinary work of nurses in a variety of settings.
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 includes over 40 individual training modules grouped into 11 courses that focus on foundational and targeted infection prevention strategies.
The Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety Initiative will offer an educational webinar entitled Targeting Zero Infections: Human Factors Engineering and Its Application to Dialysis on September 17, 2019 (12:00 noon ET). This complimentary webinar will explore human factors engineering and how it can be applied to your facility.
The University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center (UM-KECC) is seeking volunteers to participate in a telephone interview to provide feedback on a new short patient reported outcome (PRO) questionnaire on patient life goals.
Two types of volunteers are needed:
September is National Preparedness Month. Each September since 2004, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has observed National Preparedness Month. FEMA and various local, state, and federal agencies emphasize the importance of promoting family and community disaster and emergency planning during this month and throughout the year. The theme for National Preparedness Month 2019 is Prepared, Not Scared.