Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety

Infection Prevention: Are You Prepared for the Next "Ebola"?

Friday, November 3, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

New Orleans, Louisiana
Kidney Week 2017: Annual Session

This interactive session will address the urgent need to enhance infection control and prevention practices for all infectious threats in United States dialysis facilities to protect both patients and healthcare personnel. Nephrologists play a critical role as team leaders in transformational change that continuously improves the safety of dialysis. Tools and education will be provided to enable nephrologists to lead the pursuit of zero preventable infections.

Objectives

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the prevalence and impact of blood borne infections in the United States.
  • Illustrate the need for leadership to reduce infections and the power the Conditions for Coverage gives Medical Directors.
  • Discuss known and emerging infections in the United States, deploy methods for screening and detection of infections and enact precautions to protect dialysis facility patients and staff.
  • Identify HAI professionals in their state and apply the tools that are available for infection prevention and reduction.

Moderator

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