Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety

Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS)

Only two weeks left to submit your research or clinical case report for the 2018 Kidney Week, the largest nephrology meeting in the world! Categories include Infectious Diseases, Infection Prevention in Dialysis, and Innovations in Infection-Related Quality Improvement. Submissions will be accepted through 2:00 PM EDT on May 31. For more information, click here.

The NTDS is pleased to announce updates to the infection prevention section of the Virtual Mentor Curriculum. This updated section will be available soon. Please check back!

Download the "Days Since Infection" Poster 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: Hepatitis Awareness Month

The month of May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States, and May 19th is Hepatitis Testing Day. During May, CDC and its public health partners work to shed light on this hidden epidemic by raising awareness of viral hepatitis and encouraging priority populations to get tested.

Key CDC resources include:
  • Know More Hepatitis, an educational campaign aiming to increase testing for Hepatitis C among people born during 1945-1965
  • Know Hepatitis B, a multilingual educational campaign aiming to increase testing for Hepatitis B among Asian Americans.
  • View these CDC resources here.

    Promising Practice

    The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Clinical Practice Guideline on the Prevention, Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of Hepatitis C (HCV) in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is currently being revised. The updated Guideline will be available Q2 2018.

    The Guideline aims to assist practitioners in:

    • the detection and evaluation of HCV in patients on dialysis or with CKD;
    • treatment of HCV in patients with CKD;
    • management of HCV-infected patients before and after kidney transplantation;
    • diagnosis and management of kidney diseases associated with HCV; and
    • prevention of HCV transmission in hemodialysis units.
    • Click here for more information.

      Feature Partner: American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

      Dr. Paul Martin, NTDS Project Committee member, is the Editor of the Association's official journal, Liver Transplantation.

      Click here for Dr. Martin's interview on the journal's new editorial focus.

Resource Library: Highlight

State-based HAI prevention Policy Resources
State-based HAI prevention Policy Resources
Posted March 1, 2018

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