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.

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: The cardio-renal relationship

Kidney disease is both a cause and a consequence of cardiovascular disease, the number one killer of all Americans. Cardiovascular disease, or heart disease, is the primary cause of death for the more than 26 million people in the US with chronic kidney disease. Having chronic kidney disease amplifies the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, whether or not other risk factors for heart disease are present. (Source: ASN:

The USRDS provides this data on the prevalence of common cardiovascular diseases in patients with or without CKD, 2016:

Education is key. Resources for providers and patients include:

Promising Practice: CDC National Cardiovascular Disease Surveillance System

The CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention's Data Trends & Maps online tool allows you to search for and view health indicators related to heart disease and stroke prevention. You can search on the basis of a specific location, data source, or health indicator.Visit here to explore.

Featured Partner: Renal Physicians Association (RPA)

The RPA will hold its 2019 Annual Meeting on March 28-31, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois. Visit here for more information, and to register.

Resource Library: Highlight

HICPAC:  History of Guidelines for Isolation Precautions
HICPAC: History of Guidelines for Isolation Precautions
Posted December 7, 2018

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