Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety

Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS)

Join us for the next NTDS webinar, on September 17! See below for additional details. To register, click here.

NTDS is pleased to present the Annual Report for Year 3 of the NTDS Project! To view the Report, click here.

Download the "Days Since Infection" Poster here.

Resources on Ebola have been added to the NTDS Resource Library. Click here to view the resources.

NTDS Project Mission Statement

To enhance the quality of life for people with kidney failure by engaging nephrologists as team leaders in transformational change that continuously improves the safety of life sustaining dialysis.

Join NTDS for the next webinar in its Targeting Zero Infections series!

Targeting Zero Infections: Human Factors Engineering and its Application to Dialysis

    This complimentary webinar will give an overview of human factors engineering and how it can be applied in dialysis facilities. Presenters will review the lessons learned by a project team which observed the human factors involved in infection prevention practices in six outpatient dialysis clinics around the United States.

    Register for this complimentary webinar today!

    To register, click here.

    Promising Practice: NephSAP: Infection Control and Prevention in Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities

    NTDS is thrilled to announce that the latest issue of ASN's NephSAP: Infection Control and Prevention in Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities, is now available. This issue presents the reader with the latest updates on key topics including the roles of team members in addressing infection prevention and ensuring a culture of safety; universal precautions, such as safe injection practices and vaccination; environmental cleaning and disinfection; vascular access care; antimicrobial locks and caps; hepatitis B and C; multidrug-resistant organisms; antibiotic stewardship; presentation of fever; and preparedness for emerging threats and disasters.

    NephSAP is complimentary for ASN members.

    To view the issue, visit this link.

    To claim CME, please follow these instructions:

    • Go to, and enter your ASN login on the bottom right.
    • Click the ASN CME Center.
    • Locate the activity name, and click the corresponding ENTER ACTIVITY button.
    • Read all front matter information.
    • On the left-hand side, click and complete the Demographics & General Evaluations.
    • Complete and pass the examination for CME credit.
    • Upon completion, click Claim Your CME Credits, check the Attestation Statement box, and enter the number of CME credits commensurate with the extent of your participation in the activity.
    • If you need a certificate, Print Your Certificate on the left.
    • For other kidney professionals: To view this issue, visit this link. To claim CME credit, please email Once you receive confirmation, please follow the instructions above.

      Feature Partner: NATCO, The Organization for Transplant Professionals

      NATCO is committed to the advancement of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

      Their annual meeting will be held in Bellevue, Washington, on July 30-August 2, 2019. The goal of this meeting is to inspire donation and transplant teams to make a difference as we collaborate and develop improvement processes that will result in more lives saved! Click here for more information, and to register.

Resource Library: Highlight

Preparation and quality management of fluids for haemodialysis and related therapies -- Part 5: Quality of dialysis fluid for haemodialysis and related therapies
Preparation and quality management of fluids for haemodialysis and related therapies -- Part 5: Quality of dialysis fluid for haemodialysis and related therapies
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 23500-5:2019 This document specifies minimum quality requirements for dialysis fluids used in haemodialysis and related therapies. This document includes dialysis fluids used for haemodialysis and haemodiafiltration, including substitution fluid for haemodiafiltration and haemofiltration. This document excludes the water and concentrates used to prepare dialysis fluid or the equipment used in its preparation. Those areas are covered by other International Standards. Sorbent-based dialysis fluid regeneration systems that regenerate and recirculate small volumes of dialysis fluid, systems for continuous renal replacement therapy that use pre-packaged solutions, and systems and solutions for peritoneal dialysis are excluded from this document.Posted May 20, 2019

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