Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety

Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS)

View the slides from the December 6 webinar, "Hepatitis C Detection, Prevention, and Treatment" here.

NTDS is pleased to present the Annual Report for Year 2 of the NTDS Project! To view the Report, click here.

Download the "Days Since Infection" Poster here.

Resources on Ebola have been added to the NTDS Resource Library. Click here to view the resources.

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.

VIRAL HEPATITIS. ARE YOU AT RISK? 
Take this online assessment to see if you're at risk. //www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/riskassessment/

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. Materials for CDC's "Know More" campaign are available. To view these resources, including an online assessment, click here.

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: Hepatitis C Algorithm

    Preventing hepatitis C transmission in dialysis units requires meticulous precautions to prevent contamination from body fluids. Prompt identification of HCV infected patients is a key part of this strategy. The NTDS Current & Emerging Threats Workgroup, under the direction of Drs. Paul Martin and Paul Palevsky, developed this algorithm for the detection, prevention, and treatment of Hepatitis C for individuals on dialysis.

    To view the Hepatitis C Testing and Monitoring Algorithm, click here.



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

    AASLD is the leading organization of scientists and health care professionals committed to preventing and curing liver disease.

    Their annual meeting will be held in Boston on November 8-12, 2019. Click here for more information, and to register.


Resource Library: Highlight

Excellent Water Quality Key to Safe Dialysis
Excellent Water Quality Key to Safe Dialysis
Source: American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney News Online Author: Andrew FenvesPosted May 20, 2019

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