The Dialysis Infection Crisis in the United States: A Call to Action

ASN thanks the Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety Project and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for assistance with this program.

Course Description

This interactive program addresses the urgent need to enhance infection control and prevention for all infectious threats in U.S. dialysis facilities to protect both patients and health care personnel. Nephrologists play a critical role as team leaders in transformational change that continuously improves the safety of life sustaining dialysis. Tools and education are provided to enable nephrologists to lead the pursuit of zero preventable infections.

Course Objective(s)

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to: 1) describe the prevalence of blood-borne infections in the United States; 2) explain the benefit of leadership and the need for culture change to reduce infections; 3) improve adherence to recommended infection prevention practices; 4) outline, discuss, and employ methods for screening and detection of infections; and 5) apply available tools for infection prevention and reduction.

ASN designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Course Chair(s)

  • Alan S. Kliger, MD
  • Priti R. Patel, MD, MPH

Sessions

I. A Strategy to Attack the Infection Crisis in Dialysis
November 01, 2017 | 07:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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I. A Strategy to Attack the Infection Crisis in Dialysis

November 01, 2017 | 07:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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II. Errors and Accountability: A Case Study of Escalating Blood Stream Infection Rates
November 01, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 01:00 PM
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II. Errors and Accountability: A Case Study of Escalating Blood Stream Infection Rates

November 01, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 01:00 PM

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III. Current and Emerging Threats: Is Your Dialysis Facility Protected?
November 01, 2017 | 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
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III. Current and Emerging Threats: Is Your Dialysis Facility Protected?

November 01, 2017 | 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM

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IV. Practicum: The Answers to Preventing Infections Are Out There
November 01, 2017 | 03:30 PM - 05:45 PM
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IV. Practicum: The Answers to Preventing Infections Are Out There

November 01, 2017 | 03:30 PM - 05:45 PM

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