This year marked the fourth year that our Bureau of Medical Facilities Licensing partnered with stakeholders to provide a day-long educational session for end-stage renal dialysis (ESRD) providers in Arizona. This year we saw an increase in attendees from other states. Approximately 135 participants attended the 2016 ADVICE Collaborative to identify data-driven opportunities to improve dialysis services in Arizona and share best practices in clinical care, infection control, and biomedical services.
Participants heard from ADHS Licensing, our Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Program, and national speakers on a variety of topics including dialysis survey and health outcomes data, the evolving future state of dialysis services, fluid management in ESRD patients, infection control checklist, audit tools and technical assistance, effective water treatment systems and monitoring. The day was capped off by patient advocate, Stephen Johnson who shared his personal story about the importance of dialysis services, the impact of excellent care in a positive patient experience and how health care professionals’ efforts impact the lives of their patients.
which works throughout the year to generate meaningful tools and resources for providers and patients in Arizona. We look forward to next year’s ADVICE Collaborative and continued engagement with the dialysis community. Presentations from this year’s conference will soon be available on our website.
Dear Dr. Christ:
I have been a Registered Nurse for 37 years and I am working on my MSN. As part of my assignment on Health Policy’s I need to talk to you regarding “Smoke Free Arizona”. I just need to ask you a few questions on where we started, how far we have come and what Arizona is doing on the continued progress we have seen. I only need a few minutes of your time. Please let me know if this is all possible. I phone interview is all that is needed.
Karen Fair RN BSN CNOR
Thank you for reaching out to us, Ms. Fair. A representative from our Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease will get in touch with you via the email you provided.
Cara, it was nice to read the article piece. The data stated shows more people becoming aware about dialysis. Thanks for sharing the data.