Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety

Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS)

View the NTDS Promoting Infection Prevention Project Annual Report 2017 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.

Spotlight: Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition

The Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition is a collaboration of diverse organizations and individuals who have joined forces with the common goal of promoting the use of CDC's core interventions and implementation materials to prevent dialysis bloodstream infections.

Become an influential leader in infection prevention in dialysis!

The Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition offers:

  • Input from experts in the field
  • Interactive patient education tools
  • Updates about cutting-edge prevention activities
  • Networking and information-sharing opportunities
  • Healthcare provider training and toolkits
  • Videos and posters, such as the "Days Since Infection" Poster
  • Free continuing education webinars

Interested in becoming a Coalition member?

  • Visit cdc.gov/dialysis/coalition to sign up
  • Email DialysisCoalition@cdc.gov with questions
  • Connect on social media! #DialysisPatientsFirst

As of January 2018, the Coalition has 60 Partners and over 900 Members. Partners include organizations, such as Nephrologists Tranforming Dialysis Safety and others involved in kidney care and/or patient safety. Members include individuals such as individual dialysis care providers, patients, and others.

NTDS Promoting Infection Prevention Project 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 Promoting Infection Prevention Project Annual Report 2017 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.


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Your Roadmap to Engaging Patients & Families in Hand Hygiene
Your Roadmap to Engaging Patients & Families in Hand Hygiene
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