Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety

Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS)

View the NTDS 2017 Annual Report here.

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.

NTDS Annual Report 2017

In its first year, NTDS made significant strides by gathering stakeholder input in a series of community meetings and focus groups, completing a needs assessment identifying infection-related areas in most need of education and intervention, developing a roadmap to address the complexities of infection prevention, and launching an educational series to begin the transformation.

View the NTDS 2017 Annual Report here.

"Days Since Infection" Poster

NTDS and CDC's Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition are proud to announce the newest resource in the fight to eliminate bloodstream infections. The "Days Since Infection" Poster is available for free! This poster is a great way to raise awareness about bloodstream infections in your dialysis facility with your staff and your patients. Using this wall poster, we encourage you to display the number of days that have passed since the last bloodstream infection in your facility, engaging your staff to do all that is possible to target zero preventable infections. Share a photo of the poster at your facility on social media using #ASN_NTDS, #DialysisPatientsFirst, #targetzeroinfections.

Join the Vanguard of Nephrology Leaders in the Fight Against Infection at Kidney Week

Engage with the Dialysis Company CMO Panel at the NTDS Annual Session - Infection Prevention: Are You Prepared for the Next "Ebola"?

This interactive session will address the urgent need to enhance infection control and prevention practices for all infectious threats in United States dialysis facilities to protect both patients and healthcare personnel on Friday, November 3, 2017, from 2:00PM-4:00PM.

The chief medical officer panel will feature:

  • Allen Nissenson, MD (DaVita)
  • Frank Maddox, MD (Fresenius)
  • Doug Johnson, MD (DCI)
  • Brigitte Schiller, MD (Satellite)
To learn more about the NTDS Annual Session and register for Kidney Week, click here.

Register for the NTDS Early Program - The Dialysis Infection Crisis in the United States: A Call to Action

This interactive session will address:

  • A Strategy to Attack the Infection Crisis in Dialysis
  • Errors and Accountability: A Case Study of Escalating Blood Stream Infection Rates
  • Current and Emerging Threats: How to Protect Your Dialysis Facility
  • The Development of an Antibiotic Stewardship Program.
To learn more about the NTDS Early Program, click here. To register for the NTDS Early Program, visit here.

October Spotlight: Preventing Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

Data source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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