Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety

Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS)

Download the "Days Since Infection" Poster here.

View the recording from the June 19 "Environmental Decontamination" webinar here.

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.

Spotlight: Kidney Week

Join ASN and more than 13,000 other kidney professionals from across the globe at Kidney Week 2018 in San Diego, CA. The world's premier nephrology meeting, Kidney Week provides participants exciting and challenging opportunities to exchange knowledge, learn the latest scientific and medical advances, and listen to engaging and provocative discussions with leading experts in the field.

NTDS will present two events:

  • NTDS Luncheon Focus Group: Thursday, October 25, 2018, from 12:30 - 1:45 PM
  • NTDS Annual Session, "21st Century Killers - How Nephrologists Can Fight Back": Friday, October 26, 2018, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Please look for your invitation to participate in the Focus Group,
    and join us at the Annual Session!

    Promising Practice: NTDS at Kidney Week

    For the third year, NTDS will conduct an Annual Session for Kidney Week attendees. This year's session is entitled, 'NTDS Annual Session, "21st Century Killers - How Nephrologists Can Fight Back". It will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

    This session will:

    • describe the morbidity and mortality associated with infectious diseases in dialysis patients in the United States
    • discuss hepatitis C testing and treatment controversies in dialysis patients and transplant candidates
    • illustrate how the absence of antimicrobial stewardship programs in dialysis facilities is contributing to increase multidrug-resistant organisms in dialysis patients
    • identify infectious disease national and state reporting requirements and provide guidance on how to identify and partner with state healthcare-associated infection professionals
    • discuss how corporate policy affects medical director autonomy and dialysis facility leadership and culture
    • Session highlights:

      • Hepatitis C Infection Prevention: To Treat or Not to Treat? Paul Martin, MD - University of Miami
      • Identifying the Unusual: Outbreaks and Infection Screening in Dialysis. Priti R. Patel, MD, MPH - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
      • Antimicrobial Stewardship: Are Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs Possible in Outpatient Dialysis Facilities? Lessons from the Front Lines. Jason Newland, MD
      • Medical Directors - Who's Responsible? Leslie Wong, MD, MBA, FASN
      • For more on this session, click here.

        Featured Partner: Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)

        IDSA will hold its annual conference, IDWeek, on October 3-7, 2018, in San Francisco. IDWeek will feature the latest scientific findings and approaches to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology of infectious diseases, including HIV infection.

        Dr. Alan Kliger, NTDS Project Committee Chair, will present, "Update from the 'Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety' Project - Infection Control and antimicrobial Stewardship in Dialysis Facilities". For more information about this session, click here.

        To learn more about IDWeek, click here.


Resource Library: Highlight

Dialysis Cleaning/Disinfection Template and Key
Dialysis Cleaning/Disinfection Template and Key
Dialysis Cleaning/Disinfection Template and Key Shared with permission from Danilo Concepcion, CBNT, CCHT-A, FNKF and St. Joseph HospitalPosted June 21, 2018

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