ANNA Joins Coalition to Make Dialysis Safer, Promote Resources to Prevent Bloodstream Infections

Making Dialysis Safer CoalitionANNA is teaming up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other kidney and dialysis organizations to reduce the number of bloodstream infections in dialysis patients. This new initiative, known as the Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition, aims to expand the use of CDC recommendations and tools to improve dialysis patient safety nationwide. The Coalition is promoting the use of CDC's Core Interventions for Dialysis Bloodstream Infection Prevention. CDC is providing facilities with a package of resources that includes checklists, audit tools, how-to videos, continuing education training, and patient resources.

The CDC will host a Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition meeting on September 29, 2016. During this meeting, organization representatives will work together and with the CDC to identify strategies, barriers, and solutions to implementing recommended bloodstream infection prevention measures. Tamara Kear, PhD, RN, CNS, CNN, and Nancy Pierce, BSN, RN, CNN will represent ANNA at this stakeholders meeting.

Go to Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition Website

Go to CDC Core Interventions for Dialysis Bloodstream Infection Prevention

Go to CDC Resources for Dialysis Facilities