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Targeting Zero Infections in Hemodialysis Patients

CNE : 1
Start Date :  Mar 14 - 2019 End Date :  Dec 31 - 2021

Organized by :   Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)

Specialities :   Nephrology

Conference Summary

Targeting Zero Infections in Hemodialysis Patients is organized by Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). 

Available through: 12/31/2021

CNE:
Nursing Contact Hours: 1.00 

Description: 
Infections among patients receiving hemodialysis continue to be major causes of morbidity and mortality despite recent advances in the science of infection prevention. Many infections are potentially preventable if caregivers adhere to proven best practices. Yet research suggests that many evidence-based interventions are not uniformly practiced in dialysis settings. This webinar will review the challenge of infection for dialysis patients and discuss proven best practices to prevent infections in dialysis facilities. We will demonstrate how engaged staff, partnering with an infection preventionist, can deliver high quality care according to industry best practice in the complex hemodialysis setting, help ensure regulatory adherence and promote optimal patient safety. Specifically, this webinar will provide attendees with tools and resources to help improve infection prevention practices of dialysis staff, including an overview of the CDC Core Elements to reduce BSI in dialysis patients, and available tools such as checklists and audit forms which can be used to assess current practice and inform quality improvement.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the mortality and morbidity of infections for hemodialysis patients
• Describe the evidence-based policies and procedures that reduce infections in hemodialysis patients
• Describe an algorithm of blood sampling on hemodialysis to minimize contamination
• Understand an algorithm of hepatitis C screening for hemodialysis patients
• Describe how the hemodialysis program can impact the organization’s healthcare-associated infection rates
• Identify interventions that the infection preventionist can implement to reduce the risk of infection

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

Topic
✔Infection Control
  Infection Control
✔Patient safety
  Patient safety
Credit Info

  • CNE : 1
Speaker (s)
3 Speakers
Peers Info
Number of Health Care Professionals Registered: 0 Number
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