March 12th-18th 2017
2017 Patient Safety Awareness Week
MII is proudly celebrating and promoting this year’s National Patient Safety Foundation’s Patient Safety Awareness Week. The NPSF works to bring together and engage health care professionals and patients to help spread the important message of increasing awareness about patient safety among health professionals and the public.
For more information on the 2017 NPSF’s Awareness Week, please click here to visit their website.
April 7th-10th 2017
2017 ANNA National Symposium
MII is proudly attending and exhibiting our products this year’s ANNA National Symposium in Washington DC. The American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) promotes excellence in and appreciation of nephrology nursing so we can make a positive difference for people with kidney disease.The goal of this annual symposium is to provide an educational and networking environment that will assist nephrology professionals to enhance their knowledge and practice.
For more information on the 2017 ANNA National Symposium, please visit http://annasymposium.org/.
April 18th-22nd 2017
2017 NKF Spring Clinical Meetings
MII is proudly attending this year’s National Kidney Foundation’s Spring Clinical Meetings in Orlando, Florida. The objective of NKF’s Spring Clinical Meetings (SCM) is to present the latest insights into chronic kidney disease care. SCM 2017 presents a unique opportunity for renal healthcare providers to learn about new developments in all aspects of nephrology.
For more information on the 2017 NKF SCM, please visit https://www.kidney.org/spring-clinical.
October 16th-22nd 2016
International Infection Prevention Week
To highlight the importance of infection prevention and raise awareness of everyone’s role in protecting the public, Medical Indicators (MII) is proud to support International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), which occurs globally Oct. 16th-22nd. The theme of IIPW 2016 is “Break the Chain of Infection”, and it aims to spread the message of the role both the public and professionals in stopping infections in the community and healthcare settings.
For more information on IIPW 2016, please visit http://professionals.site.apic.org/iipw/.
June 11th-13th 2016
Medical Indicators (MII) is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) 2016 Annual Conference, June 11-13, 2016 in Charlotte, NC. Please visit Booth # 717 to discuss how our clinical thermometers: TempaDOT, single-use disposable, and NexTemp, single-patient reusable, can help to reduce the risk of HAI’s in your facility at a low cost.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our representatives, please contact us at www.medicalindicators.com and (609) 737-1600 ext. 209.
May 6th-12th 2016
MII is joining ANA in celebrating the important role nurses play in health care during National Nurses Week.
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week each year.
The nursing profession has been supported and promoted by the American Nurses Association (ANA) since 1896. Each of ANA’s state and territorial nurses associations promotes the nursing profession at the state and regional levels. Each conducts celebrations on these dates to recognize the contributions that nurses and nursing make to the community.
The ANA supports and encourages National Nurses Week recognition programs through the state and district nurses associations, other specialty nursing organizations, educational facilities, and independent health care companies and institutions.
May 1st-3rd 2016
MII is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA)47th National Symposium, May 1-3, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. If you would like to schedule a meeting with one of our representatives please contact us at (609) 737-1600.
April 28th 2016
MII is pleased to announce that we will next be exhibiting at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, New England (APIC NE) Spring Conference on April 28, 2016 in Springfield, MA. If you would like to schedule a meeting with one of our representatives please contact us at (609) 737-1600.
PROGRAM GOALS: APIC NE strives to maintain the highest standards for Infection Preventionists. This year’s program goals are:
- To discuss best practices to keep patients free from infection when entering Healthcare Facilities, including internal procedures and maintenance of the facility.
2. To review the special problems associated with Infection Prevention in the Outpatient setting.
3. To review the challenges that facilities face to protect patients, staff and visitors by using recommended practices for vaccination.
March 10th 2016
Kidney Disease & Children. Act Early to Prevent It!
The World Kidney Day Team passionately believes it is important we make the general public aware of kidney diseases which affect millions of people worldwide, including many children who may be at risk of kidney disease at an early age. It is therefore crucial that we encourage and facilitate education, early detection and a healthy life style in children, starting at birth and continuing through to old age, to combat the increase of preventable kidney damage including acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease and to treat children with inborn and acquired disorders of the kidney. So, in our 11th Campaign year, let’s join forces once again to inform parents, caregivers, young patients, policy makers and the general public of the importance of identifying and treating childhood kidney diseases, instilling an awareness of the risks for their future from kidney damage that originates in childhood, therefore building healthier future generations!
Kidney disease can affect children in various ways, ranging from treatable disorders without long-term consequences to life-threatening conditions.
Acute kidney disease (AKI) is a serious condition that develops suddenly, often lasts a short time and may disappear completely once the underlying cause has been treated and if the patient receives the needed medical management, but it can also have long-lasting consequences with life-long problems.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) doesn’t disappear with treatment and tends to worsen over time. CKD eventually leads to kidney failure (end-stage kidney disease) and needs to be treated with a kidney transplant or blood-filtering treatments (dialysis) for life.