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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)

Join us for the NTDS Focus Group session on November 7, 2019! See below for additional details. To register, click here.

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.

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.

Join NTDS at Kidney Week!

Kidney Week will take place on November 5-10, 2019, in Washington, DC.

NTDS will host a Focus Group session on Thursday, November 7, 2019. In addition, two infection-related sessions are scheduled. Please join us!

    NTDS Focus Group session:

    The NTDS Focus Group session will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019, from 12:30 - 1:45 PM. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited. To register, click here.

    Infection-related sessions:
    • Thursday, November 7, 2019, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM: Is Dialysis Safe? A Critical Look at Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis in the United States
    • Friday, November 8, 2019, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM: Keeping the Bugs Away: Preventing, Diagnosis, and Treating Common Infections in the Dialysis Unit
    • For more information on Kidney Week, click here.

      Promising Practice: NephSAP: Infection Control and Prevention in Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities

      NTDS is thrilled to announce that the latest issue of ASN's NephSAP: Infection Control and Prevention in Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities, is now available. This issue presents the reader with the latest updates on key topics including the roles of team members in addressing infection prevention and ensuring a culture of safety; universal precautions, such as safe injection practices and vaccination; environmental cleaning and disinfection; vascular access care; antimicrobial locks and caps; hepatitis B and C; multidrug-resistant organisms; antibiotic stewardship; presentation of fever; and preparedness for emerging threats and disasters.

      NephSAP is complimentary for ASN members.

      To view the issue, visit this link.

      To claim CME, please follow these instructions:

      • Go to, and enter your ASN login on the bottom right.
      • Click the ASN CME Center.
      • Locate the activity name, and click the corresponding ENTER ACTIVITY button.
      • Read all front matter information.
      • On the left-hand side, click and complete the Demographics & General Evaluations.
      • Complete and pass the examination for CME credit.
      • Upon completion, click Claim Your CME Credits, check the Attestation Statement box, and enter the number of CME credits commensurate with the extent of your participation in the activity.
      • If you need a certificate, Print Your Certificate on the left.
      • For other kidney professionals: To view this issue, visit this link. To claim CME credit, please email Once you receive confirmation, please follow the instructions above.

        Feature Partner: NATCO, The Organization for Transplant Professionals

        NATCO is committed to the advancement of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

Resource Library: Highlight

Dialysis Care After a Disaster
Dialysis Care After a Disaster
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Posted May 20, 2019

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