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).
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 ESTIntroduction to the NHSN Dialysis Event Surveillance Protocol
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.
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.
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.