Professional News

Call for Technical Expert Panel Members: Practitioner Level Opioid Safety for Dialysis Patients

Posted on Feb 19, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with the University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center (UM-KECC) to develop practitioner level measures in the area of opioid safety for dialysis patients. The contract name is Kidney Disease Quality Measure Development, Maintenance, and Support (contract number 75FCMC18D0041, task order number 75FCMC18F0001).

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

Posted on Feb 07, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host four webinars in March 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.

March 5, 3:00-4:00 pm EST and March 6, 3:00-4:00 pm EST
Introduction to the NHSN Dialysis Event Surveillance Protocol

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Volunteer to Review KDOQI Vascular Access Guidelines

Posted on Feb 05, 2019

The Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) is updating the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Vascular Access. A draft of the guidelines is expected to be released for public review.

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Join the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation Grand Challenge

Posted on Jan 02, 2019

The American Nurses Association (ANA) and partner groups, including ANNA, are encouraging the nation’s nurses to focus on improving their own health so they can in turn improve the health of the nation. The Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN) Grand Challenge is an initiative designed to transform the health of the nation by supporting nurses to take positive action to improve health.

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Report Supports NPs’ Role in Resolving America's Primary Care Crisis

Posted on Dec 21, 2018

With a growing lack of primary care physicians and inadequate access to primary care in rural and medically underserved areas in the United States, increasing numbers of researchers, workforce analysts, and organizations recommend expanding the use of nurse practitioners (NPs) in primary care.

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