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Northwest Renal Network

News Bulletins 2013
Part I - January through March

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    LATER BULLETINS
13 Jan 2013
    Finding Later Bulletins
7 Jan 2013
    Signing Up for the nwrnbulletins Blog
4 Jan 2013
    New Blog Format
4 Jan 2013
    Attestations Re Mineral and CAHPS Monitoring
4 Jan 2013
    Mobile Computing Devices and HIPAA
2 Jan 2013
    Patient Newsletter on Treatment Options
2 Jan 2013
    GE Resuscitation Units Recall
2 Jan 2013
    ANNA National Symposium April 21-24, 2013 in Las Vegas
2 Jan 2013
    Lets Talk About Fluids Video
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  Topic Index  

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January 13, 2013
Finding Later Bulletins
For January 2013 and later bulletins, see http://nwrnbulletins.wordpress.com/.   To find a specific bulletin, scroll down to the ARCHIVES or CATEGORIES menu on the right, and click on the specific month or category that you want.   There are earlier articles on NWRN Bulletins.

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January 7, 2013
Signing Up for the nwrnbulletins Blog
There are later articles on NWRN Bulletins.
A question: I do not see a place where I would leave my email address to continue to receive an email about the NW Bulletins.   Great question, thanks! There is a grey square in the lower right corner that says Follow.   Click on that square, and a window will pop up.   There are earlier articles on NWRN Bulletins.

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January 4, 2013
New Blog Format
There are later articles on NWRN Bulletins.
We’re in the process of replacing this Bulletin series with a Blog format that will provide automatic indexing and archiving, and will enable more timely bulletins.   Network Facility Representatives are required to receive and disburse these bulletins; they are optional for all others.   We’ve invited all Facility Reps to join, and until they all do, we’ll publish in both formats.    If you wish to continue receiving these bulletins, please provide your email address at https://nwrnbulletins.wordpress.com/, and the blog will send you an email with the first several lines of each post (or bulletin) and a link to the details.

We will use blog Categories for indexing, and the Categories will be included in the email.   On the blog, Categories are listed in alphabetical order, but they are actually hierarchical.   For instance, you can scan only Patient Education bulletins by clicking on the Patient Education Category, but if you click on the Patients and Family Category, you’ll see all Patient Education bulletins along with all other bulletins relevant to patients.   We’ll endeavor to link back to the threads and topics in the list of prior bulletins at http://www.nwrenalnetwork.org/news_bulletins.htm, to provide a complete indexed archive.   We'll put introductory and instructional bulletins like this one in a Blog Administration Category.

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January 4, 2013
Attestations Re Mineral and CAHPS Monitoring
There are later articles on CROWNWeb.
Before January 30, 2013, all facilities must attest to the status of their Mineral Metabolism (P and Ca) monitoring and ICH CAHPS efforts during 2012 in order to receive full reimbursement.   Attestations for DaVita facilities will be submitted by Corporate; all other facilities must submit their Attestations via CROWNWeb.   Complete instructions can be found at http://projectcrownweb.org/assets/crownweb_online_help/cw/facilities/submit_a_facility_attestation.htm.   There are earlier articles on CROWNWeb and on Reimbursement.

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January 4, 2013
Mobile Computing Devices and HIPAA
There are later articles on HIPAA and on Medical Records.
The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (aka “HealthIT”) has assembled a web page on “Your Mobile Device and Health Information Privacy and Security” to assist with creating HIPAA-compliant protocols for smartphones, laptops, and tablets.    Find it at http://www.healthit.gov/providers-professionals/your-mobile-device-and-health-information-privacy-and-security.   There are earlier articles on HIPAA and on Medical Records.

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January 2, 2013
Patient Newsletter on Treatment Options
There are later articles on Patient Education, on Treatment Options, and on Volunteering.
The latest Network Consumer News has been mailed to facilities for distribution to patients.   If you haven’t gotten one, ask your facility, or contact the Network (http://www.nwrenalnetwork.org/contact.htm).   This issue discusses Treatment Options, Self-Care Dialysis, Catheters, and Advances in Treatment.   A flyer calling for new Patient Advisory Committee (PAC) candidates is attached, along with a handout for patients on Vocational Rehabilitation.   Additional inserts include a Word Search puzzle “Life is All about Options” and a large print version of the newsletter.   You can find online copies of all this at http://www.nwrenalnetwork.org/P/NCN.htm.   There are earlier articles on Vascular Access, on Patient Education, on Treatment Options, on Volunteering, and on Vocational Rehabilitation.

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January 2, 2013
GE Resuscitation Units Recall
There are later articles on Recalls and Warnings.
The FDA has announced a Class I recall of selected serial numbers of the "T-Piece Circuit" on the GE Healthcare Giraffe and Panda resuscitation units because it may not deliver desired pressures.   For details, including serial numbers and other identifying information, see http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm333442.htm.   There are earlier articles on Resuscitator Recalls.

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January 2, 2013
ANNA National Symposium April 21-24, 2013 in Las Vegas
There are later articles on Professional Meetings.
ANNA’s 44th National Symposium will be held in Las Vegas April 21-24, 2013.  Full details can be found at http://annasymposium.org/.   There are earlier articles on Professional Meetings.

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January 2, 2013
Lets Talk About Fluids Video
There are later articles on Patient Education.
The Medical Education Institute has released the third in their Let’s Talk… series, a 3-minute video on Let’s Talk About…Fluids.   Designed for patients, dialysis professionals can also use it to start a conversation with patients having fluid management problems.   The video covers how healthy kidneys keep fluids in balance, why kidney failure causes fluid imbalance, serious health risks of fluid overload, and how to manage fluid intake to avoid complications.   The video is available online and for mobile devices, in English and Spanish.   A DVD version will be along later.   See http://lifeoptions.org/letstalk/ for the Let’s Talk… series, which also includes short videos on Fistulas and on Dialysis Options.   There are earlier articles on Patient Education and on Diet, Nutrition, and Fluids.

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