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CDC/STRIVE Program Offers Free Infection Control Training Courses

Posted on Sep 19, 2019

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.

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Free Webinar on Human Factors Engineering and Its Application to Dialysis (September 17, 2019)

Posted on Sep 15, 2019

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.

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Dialysis Provider and Patient Volunteers Needed to Participate in Interviews Regarding Patient Life Goals

Posted on Sep 03, 2019

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:

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September Is National Preparedness Month

Posted on Sep 01, 2019

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.

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Call for Comments: KDIGO Identification & Intervention in CKD Scope of Work

Posted on Aug 27, 2019

The KDIGO Controversies Conference on Identification & Intervention in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in October 2019 will convene a global panel of multidisciplinary clinical and scientific expertise to identify key issues relevant to detecting and managing early CKD in order to slow or delay its progression.

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