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Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety

Targeting Zero Infections: Where Do We Begin?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Thank you for your interest in the first NTDS webinar, "Targeting Zero Infections: Where Do We Begin?" that occurred on May 23, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT.

This webinar and the second webinar of the series are now available on the ASN Learning Center.

To access this webinar:

  1. *Log in to the ASN Learning Center.
  2. Click Browse Content at the top of the page.
  3. Select NTDS Targeting Zero Infections Series.
  4. Select a topic, session title, and presentation.
  5. *If you do not have a login, you will be prompted to create one.

Please join us for the next NTDS webinar, which will be held on March 29, 2018, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 p.m. ET. This webinar is entitled, "Targeting Zero Infections: Infectious Disease Reporting: State Requirements & Resources."

Targeting Zero Infections: Where Do We Begin?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EDT

This first webinar in a series of interactive, case-based sessions will introduce the Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety Project (NTDS) and address the urgent need to enhance infection control and prevention practices for all infectious threats in US dialysis facilities. A recent case investigated by the CDC will be used to demonstrate the critical role nephrologists play as team leaders to continuously protect and improve the safety of patients on dialysis. Tools will be referenced which will enable nephrologists to lead the pursuit of zero preventable infections.

Take part in the online webinar to discover the benefits of:

  • Applying lessons learned in the management of a Hepatitis C outbreak in a dialysis facility.
  • Leadership and the authority provided to nephrologists in the Conditions for Coverage.
  • Engaging and empowering staff and patients to join the fight against infections.
  • The use of CDC tools and resources in QAPI programs to reduce and prevent infections.

Upon completion of this session, the participant will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the virulence of Hepatitis C and the danger it poses to in-center dialysis patients.
  • Explain how effective leadership can mitigate the spread of infection.
  • Describe the critical role of nephrologists' leadership in preventing the spread of bloodborne pathogens.
  • Discuss how CDC tools and resources can strengthen infection prevention programs.


Alan S. Kliger, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine and
Vice President, Medical Director of Clinical Integration, Yale New Haven Health System
New Haven, CT

Susie Stark

NTDS Director
American Society of Nephrology
Washington, DC


Priti R. Patel, MD, MPH

Team Leader, Chronic Care Infection Prevention Team, Prevention and Response Branch, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, Georgia

Leslie P. Wong, MD, MBA, FASN

Chair, NTDS Quality, Assessment, Improvement, & Education Workgroup
Vice Chairman of Nephrology and Hypertension
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH


All faculty, planner, and staff disclosures here.

Target Audience

  • Medical Directors
  • Nephrologists
  • Nurses
  • Technicians
  • Nephrology Fellows
  • Other

Accreditation and Continuing Education Credit Designation Statements

CME Credit

The American Society of Nephrology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Nephrology designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE Credit
Joint Accreditation Provider

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education and the American Society of Nephrology. University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity is awarded up to 1.0 ANCC contact hour.

Please note: CME and CNE credits will be awarded for participation in the live activity only (not the recorded activity).