standards of practice

Infection Prevention

Studies have shown that infections are the second leading cause of death in ESRD patients. The intent of this Quality Improvement Activity is to decrease bloodstream infection rates by promoting implementation of the CDC Core Interventions for Dialysis BSI Prevention, sharing best practices in the area of HAIs, BSIs, and sepsis, and directing interventions toward patients to allow them the ability to impact their own care.

Decreasing long term catheters (central venous catheters in place for greater than 90 days) is a high priority for CMS due to the high risk for bloodstream infection that is associated with the use of these catheters.

Click here to view the CDC’s Core Interventions for preventing Dialysis Bloodstream Infections.

If your facility is in the BSI/LTC Project, please log in to Providers.Exchange (P.E) for project specific resources, reporting links, data and summary reports.

General Infection Prevention Resources

Hand Hygiene Tips For Patients Poster

Hand Hygiene Tips For Patients Poster

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Staff Infection Control Campaign Pledge

Staff Infection Control Campaign Pledge

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Patient Infection Control Campaign Pledge

Patient Infection Control Campaign Pledge

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Spanish Patient Infection Control Pledge

Spanish Patient Infection Control Pledge

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Vascular Access Management

Questions For Your Vascular Surgeon

Questions For Your Vascular Surgeon

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Videos

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