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Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety

CDC Infection Prevention Project

Project Mission Statement

Engaging nephrologists as team leaders to “target zero infections” by actively pursuing the elimination of preventable infections in dialysis facilities.

The Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS) project is an initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) aimed at engaging nephrologists to promote infection prevention in dialysis facilities.

NTDS is working to engage nephrologists to “target zero infections” by aggressively pursuing the elimination of preventable infections in four priority areas in dialysis facilities in the United States:

  • Adherence to recommended infection prevention practices
  • Screening and detection of infections
  • Implementation of clinical protocols to ensure accurate detection and treatment
  • Collaboration between nephrologists and state/federal healthcare-associated infection programs