Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety

Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS)

View the NTDS Promoting Infection Prevention Project Annual Report 2017 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.

November Spotlight: Are You Antibiotic Aware?

Antibiotics have transformed the practice of medicine, making once lethal infections readily treatable and making other medical advances, like cancer chemotherapy and organ transplants, possible. However, 20-50% of all antibiotics prescribed in U.S. acute care hospitals are either unnecessary or inappropriate. The misuse of antibiotics has also contributed to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, which has become one of the most serious and growing threats to public health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates more than two million people are infected with antibiotic-resistant organisms, resulting in approximately 23,000 deaths annually. CDC, February 23, 2017

November 13-19, 2017 is Antibiotic Awareness Week - numerous resources regarding antibiotic stewardship and awareness can be located in the NTDS Resource Library and on the CDC's website.

Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

NTDS Promoting Infection Prevention Project Annual Report 2017

In its first year, NTDS made significant strides by gathering stakeholder input in a series of community meetings and focus groups, completing a needs assessment identifying infection-related areas in most need of education and intervention, developing a roadmap to address the complexities of infection prevention, and launching an educational series to begin the transformation.

View the NTDS Promoting Infection Prevention Project Annual Report 2017 here.

"Days Since Infection" Poster

NTDS and CDC's Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition are proud to announce the newest resource in the fight to eliminate bloodstream infections. The "Days Since Infection" Poster is available for free! This poster is a great way to raise awareness about bloodstream infections in your dialysis facility with your staff and your patients. Using this wall poster, we encourage you to display the number of days that have passed since the last bloodstream infection in your facility, engaging your staff to do all that is possible to target zero preventable infections. Share a photo of the poster at your facility on social media using #ASN_NTDS, #DialysisPatientsFirst, #targetzeroinfections.

Resource Library: Highlight

CDC Digital Media Toolkit: 2017-18 Flu Season
CDC Digital Media Toolkit: 2017-18 Flu Season
CDC Resource.Posted September 29, 2017

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