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MEI Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

2019-10-21T21:14:54+00:00October 21st, 2019|

The nonprofit Medical Education Institute (MEI) has added two new continuing education courses for nurses to its continuing education website. Each hour-long course is available for $10 for 1 credit. Healthcare Professionalism, Ethics, and Empathy demonstrates how important it is to maintain appropriate professional behavior when working with patients. The course covers healthcare technical and

My Life: Thriving More Than Surviving

2019-10-21T16:11:13+00:00October 21st, 2019|

November Topic of the Month Patient Engagement Planning Sheet – “My Life: Thriving more than Surviving” As part of the Network’s efforts to support facility level patient engagement, each month we provide a “Topic of the Month” sheet for the upcoming monthly topic in the 2019 “Be Active in Your Care” Patient Engagement Calendar. We

NPRs and Clinic Partner to Host Emergency Preparedness Lobby Day

2019-10-22T18:20:59+00:00October 18th, 2019|

Mark Johnson and Dan Westcott, are both Network Patient Representatives (NPRs) and PAC members who represent Network 12 on the National Kidney Community Emergency Response Learning and Action Network. This month, with their clinics, DaVita-Atlantic and FMC-Salina they hosted a lobby day to share information and tools to help their patients be prepared for emergencies.

Cybersecurity Updates Affecting Medtronic Implantable Cardiac Device Programmers: FDA Safety Communication

2019-10-09T18:44:16+00:00October 9th, 2019|

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing patients, health care providers and facility staff, and manufacturers about cybersecurity vulnerabilities that may introduce risks for certain medical devices and hospital networks. The FDA is not aware of any confirmed adverse events related to these vulnerabilities. However, software to exploit these vulnerabilities is already publicly

ESRD NCC Patient Experience of Care LAN: Empowered Kidney Care

2019-09-11T15:13:54+00:00September 11th, 2019|

The ESRD NCC Patient Experience of Care LAN has posted their webinar, “Empowered Kidney Care.” The focus of the presentation was on a very innovative and patient centered approach to providing dialysis that has shown great improvements in patients’ clinical outcomes, satisfaction in care and ultimately better quality of life. We encourage all clinics to

Network Resource Highlight: Peer Support Interest Survey

2019-09-11T15:19:12+00:00September 11th, 2019|

Peer support can be helpful for patients as they adjust to their new “normal”, giving them hope that they are not alone and that they too can live well with dialysis as part of their life. Patient groups can be a great source of support. Have you ever wondered what type of peer support your

Very Important Patient: Peer To Peer Sharing Call Series

2019-09-11T19:28:48+00:00September 11th, 2019|

Save the Date for our final VIPP call in this year’s series. Please download and share with your patients. Recordings from the other calls in the series are now available on the Network website! Date: Wednesday, Sept. 25 Time: 1 - 2 pm CT Call in number: 888-537-7715 Access Code: 885 90 323# VIP: Patient

October Topic of the Month – My Plan: Prevention Saves Lives

2019-10-21T16:04:19+00:00September 10th, 2019|

October Patient Engagement Action:  Protect your health by getting vaccinated. This month’s “Be Active in your Care” patient engagement topic is “My Life: Prevention Saves Lives” to help patients learn more about vaccinations and other strategies to prevent infections. Use the “My Life: Prevention Saves Lives” Topic of the Month topic sheet and review the

September Topic of the Month – My Plan: Be Prepared

2019-09-10T19:45:12+00:00September 10th, 2019|

September Topic of the Month — “My Plan: Be Prepared” Patient Engagement Calendar monthly topic for September: “My Plan: Be Prepared” September Patient Engagement Action:  Plan ahead for emergencies. This month’s “Be Active in your Care” patient engagement topic is “My Plan: Be Prepared” focusing on helping patients be prepared for emergencies both in and

FMC Sikeston Hosts a Lobby Day for Home Dialysis

2019-09-10T19:52:32+00:00September 10th, 2019|

Sherry McCormick, NPR and the team at FMC-Sikeston hosted a lobby day to inform all their patients about home dialysis. Sherry and her team had a great event, making sure everyone knows “Dreams Really Can Come True” and for Sherry, “there’s no place like home.” Sherry even dressed up like Dorothy from the Wizard of