Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety

Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS)

Download the "Days Since Infection" Poster here.

Download the slides from the June 19 "Environmental Decontamination" webinar 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: National Immunization Awareness Month

Every year, thousands of adults in the U.S. become needlessly ill from infectious diseases. Many adults are hospitalized and some even die from diseases that could be prevented by vaccines. (adapted from the NAIM toolkit

  • CDC estimates that flu has resulted in between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses, between 140,000 and 710,000 hospitalizations and between 12,000 and 56,000 deaths annually since 2010.
  • About 900,000 people get pneumococcal pneumonia every year, leading to as many as 400,000 hospitalizations and 28,000 deaths.
  • Older adults and adults with certain chronic conditions are at increased risk for serious complications from vaccine-preventable diseases.
  • Take the vaccination quiz!

    If you have certain chronic conditions, such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease, getting sick with vaccine-preventable diseases like flu and pneumonia can lead to serious complications, hospitalization or even death. Protect yourself—get vaccinated.

    Take CDC's adult vaccine quiz to learn which vaccines may be recommended for you. Click here.

    Promising Practice: My Transplant Coach

    My Transplant Coach is an interactive decision aid to help kidney patients learn about and understand their condition, and assist them in making healthcare decisions. Part of the family of educational programs available through Explore Transplant, My Transplant Coach is an interactive, online, video-based decision aid for patients with kidney failure.

    To view My Transplant Coach, click here.

    Featured Partner: National Organization for Transplant Professionals (NATCO)

    NATCO's online forum, NATCO Connect, is currently featuring discussion of transplant of Hep C Positive organs.

    To visit the forum, click here.

Resource Library: Highlight

State-based HAI prevention Policy Resources
State-based HAI prevention Policy Resources
Posted March 1, 2018

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