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4e Brands North America Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Hand Sanitizer

2020-09-23T13:04:07+00:00July 15th, 2020|

San Antonio, Texas, 4e Brands North America is voluntarily recalling ten (10) bottle sizes of Hand Sanitizers to the consumer level. The products are being recalled due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol). Risk Statement: Substantial methanol exposure could result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the

July Newsletter Topics of the Month

2020-07-07T16:25:08+00:00July 2nd, 2020|

Due to COVID-19, the Network changed the 2020 Patient Engagement Calendar. The Topic of the Month for July was changed to “My Choices: Home Options.”  ESRD Network 12 continues to lead the country in the number of patients that do home dialysis. We want to continue sharing the benefits of home dialysis and make sure all kidney patients know about all their options including home

Nominations are open for the Ardyth M. Boucher Legacy Award

2020-08-04T13:45:29+00:00July 1st, 2020|

Nominations are Open!  Nominations are open for the Ardyth M. Boucher Legacy Award through August 14, 2020. The Ardyth (Ardy) M. Boucher Legacy Award was developed in 2019 after the passing of our friend and constant advocate. Because of the lasting impact Ardy made on the work of the Network and the kidney community, we wanted to honor her memory by acknowledging and celebrating patients

Letter to Health Care Providers- Important Information on the Use of Serological (Antibody) Tests for COVID-19

2020-09-23T13:24:29+00:00June 29th, 2020|

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that health care providers continue to use serological tests intended to detect antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 to help identify people who may have been exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus or have recovered from the COVID-19 infection. Health care providers should also be aware of the limitations of these

Remdesivir by Gilead Sciences: FDA Warns of Newly Discovered Potential Drug Interaction That May Reduce Effectiveness of Treatment

2020-09-23T13:02:03+00:00June 17th, 2020|

ISSUE: FDA is warning health care providers that co-administration of Remdesivir and chloroquine phosphate or hydroxychloroquine sulfate is not recommended as it may result in reduced antiviral activity of Remdesivir. The agency is not aware of instances of this reduced activity occurring in the clinical setting but, is continuing to evaluate all data related to Remdesivir.

De-escalation Training Video Series

2020-09-23T13:24:50+00:00June 12th, 2020|

Over the last few years, and unfortunately in the last few months, the Network has seen an increase in the number of involuntary discharges due to an immediate severe threat. Although these events cannot always be prevented, we recognize the increased stress everyone is under want to provide resources to help staff feel more confident in their skills of de-escalation. We

Decreasing Conflict and Creating Bridges

2020-09-23T12:50:36+00:00June 12th, 2020|

The Decreasing Dialysis Patient/Provider Conflict (DPC) toolkit is a wonderful tool to help staff manage conflict effectively, improve communication, and increase patient and staff satisfaction. Conflict is never easy, and the unique characteristics of the dialysis setting can make it even more challenging.  The DPC was developed by a national group of dialysis professionals and is recognized

Staying Connected!

2020-09-23T12:44:48+00:00June 12th, 2020|

During our Network Patient Representative (NPR) call this month, NPRs on the call shared a few ideas on what they are doing to stay connected despite social distancing restrictions.   Fred Barnhouse, NPR at Mercy Medical Center Dialysis-Mercy Plaza in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been interviewing other patients and sharing their stories in their clinic’s newsletter. Dawn Bates, NPR at Tri-State Dialysis

July 2020 Topic of the Month

2020-06-12T21:48:37+00:00June 12th, 2020|

July Topic of the Month Patient Engagement Resource sheet– “My Choices: Home Options”  Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the Network has changed the Patient Engagement Calendar to help address current needs. The Topic of the Month for June was changed to “My Life: Coping and Depression.” The Network has compiled resources to assist facilities in providing information to patients to help

Network Update – June 11, 2020

2020-06-11T16:20:26+00:00June 11th, 2020|

As the kidney community continues to navigate the changes and impact of COVID-19, the team at ESRD Network 12 will continue to provide up-to-date communication to all providers. The Network team understands that your facility may be greatly impacted by changes. If you have any questions or concerns please email us at NW12-QIDept@qsource.org. What’s New