Welcome to the HAI LAN!
Infection is a leading cause of morbidity in the end stage renal disease (ESRD) population, second only to cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death in the chronic uremic patient on HD. The incidence of sepsis in ESRD can be up to 100 times higher than that in the general population and confers a 43% higher rate of mortality. (Source: National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections)
The ESRD National Coordinating Center under contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is leading an initiative to support the 18 ESRD Networks in the elimination of healthcare associated infections (HAI) in the ESRD population. We have assembled a leadership team consisting of Network representatives, members of CMS, and experts in the field of infection control from across the nation to support the ESRD provider and patient community at large with HAI elimination through education, standardization, and spread of proven infection control practices.