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Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Advisory Committee

End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Subcommittee

HAI Prevention Strategies Subcommittee logo

On May 17, 2013, the ADVICE (Arizona Developing Value through Innovation and Communication with ESRD providers) Collaborative was held to address infection control in dialysis care. The goal of the collaborative was to build strategic partnerships with dialysis providers, End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) networks, renal associations, public health professionals, federal partners, and other stakeholders. Participants discussed current best practices, new ways to promote infection control, and developed a strategic plan for future activities. As a result, the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Subcommittee was developed. The ESRD Subcommittee is currently working on staff/patient infection control, best practices, and vaccination educational projects.

Resources

Visit the CDC's Dialysis Safety website to view and download the following:

  • Provider Training Video
    Preventing Bloodstream Infections in Outpatient Hemodialysis Patients: Best Practices for Dialysis Staff
    • The video is intended to be used by outpatient hemodialysis facilities as an educational tool to help remind their frontline staff, including technicians and nurses, about infection prevention measures. It can be used as an orientation video for new staff and as an annual in-service training tool to remind staff of proper protocols.
  • Provider Poster
    Put Together the Pieces to Prevent Infections in Dialysis Patients
    • The poster can be posted in staff lounges or on the treatment floor to serve as a reminder of the messages in the video and other important ways to prevent infections.
  • Patient Pocket Guide
    6 Tips to Prevent Dialysis Infections
    • The patient pocket guide is intended to educate patients on ways they can help prevent infections and can be shared as part of an information packet or reviewed with them by clinical staff.