Resources for Facilities

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Use these tools to improve cannulation: 

Cannulation of New Fistula Policy and Procedure

 Staff Cannulation Competancy Tool 

Guidelines for vaccinating dialysis patients and patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.

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

Dialysis Center Report to Hospital Infection Preventionist

Hospital Infection Preventionist Report to Dialysis Center

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.

Topics include:

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. 

 

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