Guidelines for vaccinating dialysis patients and patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.
Resources for Facilities
The Clinical Care module of the ESRD Toolkit summarizes why proper clinical care is important in preventing vascular access infections, explains practices staff members can follow during site access to reduce infection risk, and describes ways to
The Creating a Culture of Safety module of the ESRD Toolkit discusses the importance of a comprehensive, unit-based approach to safety and its impact on improving patient care and reducing harm in dialysis centers.
This tooklit contains core interventions, audit tools, posters, and links to help dialysis providers build and sustain a culture of safety and prevent dialysis infections.
Review the presentations of the Network 11 Annual Meeting held October 16, 2015 in Milawukee, WI.
This article investigates an outbreak of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) at a hemodialysis facility, which revealed evidence that limited intrafacility transmission occurred despite adherence to published infection control standards for dial
The Patient and Family Engagement module of the ESRD Toolkit defines patient engagement in the context of end-stage renal disease facilities, discusses how to recognize and overcome obstacles to patient engagement, explains how to engage patients
This is a tracking tool for early identification of signs of infection.
The following summaries represent workgroup activity from our 2017 meeting, Improving Transitions of Care for Kidney Patients.
The Using Checklists and Audit Tools module of the ESRD Toolkit explains the importance of using data in the quality assurance and performance improvement process, and explains how implementing checklists and audit tools aligns with the principles