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ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

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Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety

Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS)

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.

Management of Clostridioides difficile Infections (C-diff) in Outpatient Hemodialysis Settings
Recorded, September 24, 2021

This webinar provides an overview of the importance of identifying and tracking possible Clostridioides difficile infections (CDI) in the outpatient dialysis setting, as well as suggestions for decreasing potential transmission of CDI within the dialysis facility.

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NEW ONLINE LEARNING MODULE- NTDS: A Curriculum to Acheive Zero Preventable Infections.
ASN Has developed two online learning modules in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These self-paced online resources focus on key infection prevention techniques and patient safety concepts in a case-based format.

Online Learning Modules

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.


CDC Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Identifying and Managing Patients with Possible and Confirmed Ebola Virus Disease

Outbreaks of Ebola virus disease (EVD) are ongoing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Guinea. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing this communication as a reminder to U.S. healthcare personnel about CDC infection prevention and control guidance for identifying and managing patients with possible and confirmed EVD.

Please share this information with all personnel who might conduct screening and triage activities or be responsible for initial clinical management of patients (e.g., including Emergency Medical Services, outpatient, and emergency department personnel).

CDC Ebola Information Page

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CDC Influenza Vaccination Resources

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8.5x11 Flyer

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11x17 Poster

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24x36 Poster

Standardization of Blood Culture Collection for Patients Receiving In-Center Hemodialysis

In collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Standardization of Blood Culture Collection for Patients Receiving In-Center Hemodialysis was developed by an NTDS workgroup in response to requests from healthcare professionals engaged in outpatient hemodialysis care. The document seeks to provide an accessible summary of information from published guidelines, reports and studies. Sample protocols for obtaining blood cultures and communication tools are provided. Collectively the information is intended to provide a reference for dialysis facilities as they develop facility-specific procedures, policies and protocols.

View the Standardization of Blood Culture Collection for Patients Receiving In-Center Hemodialysis resource here.

Promising Practice: CDC Video- Speak Up: Making Dialysis Safer for Patients

The Coalition and the American Association of Kidney Patients have released a new video for patients on dialysis and dialysis staff about the importance of speaking up to prevent infections and improve patient safety. Infections are serious and sometimes life-threatening, but together we can do something to stop them. The video follows the journey of two patients on dialysis who feel empowered to speak up and share concerns about their treatment, in order to prevent infections. The video also highlights ways dialysis staff can create an environment where patients feel safe speaking up. This video is open access. You are free to use it in any communication channels. Patients are encouraged to post the video on social media and share with family and friends. Clinics are encouraged to show the video during dialysis treatments, play it in waiting rooms, and post links within patient and staff educational materials.

Click here to view Speak Up: Making Dialysis Safer for Patients.

Resource Library: Highlight

ASPR TRACIE:  Healthcare System Readiness for Highly Pathogenic Infectious Diseases
ASPR TRACIE: Healthcare System Readiness for Highly Pathogenic Infectious Diseases
Slide deckPosted February 26, 2019

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