HAI Session Presentations

HAI Session Presentations

The following sessions are provided as informational, only. The ESRD NCC is considering developing these topics into Courses that would be eligible for Continuing Education (CE) credit. Contact us if you would like to know more about what courses are available.

Session 1

Aiming for 100%: What You Should Know to Increase Your Patient’s Willingness to Take the Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccines

This program features a review of the national vaccination rates in ESRD, an update on the efficacy and indications for use of current Influenza and Pneumococcal vaccines, a review of some of the common myths associated with vaccine use, and a discussion on disparities in vaccination rates among different cultural groups with some strategies to overcome those disparities.

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Session 2

Standard Precautions, Your First Line of Defense

This goal of this program is to enhance the ESRD community’s understanding of disease transmission and the protective measures that need to be in place to prevent the spread of disease in the healthcare setting. It also ties in national data on compliance with the Conditions for Coverage related to the use of universal precautions in the ESRD community, outlining our areas for greatest improvement.

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Session 2 Tools

Session 2 Training Slides

Session 3

The Patient; Engaging the Most Important Member of your Infection Prevention Team

The goal of this event is to center the ESRD community on the compelling reasons why HAI’s need to be eliminated and provide suggestions on how to engage patients and care givers as part of your infection prevention team.  This event features ESRD patients and caregivers who share their experiences of living through an HAI and the solutions they have used to partner with their care team in preventing infection.

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Session 3 Tools

Patient Hand Hygiene Audits

Patient Hand Hygiene Audits

AHRQ Patient Engagement in Infection Prevention

Session 3 Training Slides

Session 4

Eliminating Blood Stream Infection in Patients with a Dialysis Catheter: A Matter of Life and Death

This event provides education to ESRD care providers and other members of the ESRD community about the most lethal HAI for the dialysis patient: a blood stream infection (BSI) in a patient with a dialysis catheter. The participant will learn the effect of this form of infection on the patient as well as the impact of this HAI on the ESRD patient population. Participants will learn methods to prevent dialysis catheter HAI’s and be shown tools that help to assure these prevention techniques are followed from experts within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This session concludes with a review of quality improvement activities that have led to a significant reduction in dialysis catheter BSI’s from quality improvement specialists who have led these efforts in the field.

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Session 5

Eliminating Blood Stream Infection in Dialysis Part Two: Creating a Culture of Safety

This event provides education to ESRD care providers and other members of the ESRD community about creating a culture of safety in the dialysis process. The goals of this presentation are to apply use of access monitoring with each dialysis treatment to detect access infection earlier, understand the access complications that increase the risk for access infection, and understand the importance of site selection, site preparation and cannulation technique in preventing access complications including infection.

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Session 6

Water and Dialysate Safety: A Key Infection Prevention Strategy in Dialysis

This webinar event provides case study reviews of incidents that experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have investigated in which patients were exposed to infectious agents through the water or dialysate system. It also features discussions on important prevention strategies concerning the design and maintenance of dialysis facility water and dialysate delivery systems.

The presentation was developed in cooperation with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), CDC, and the ESRD Networks. It features nationally recognized subject matter experts in the field of infection control, who are dedicated to eliminating healthcare acquired infections.

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Session 6 Tools

Injection Safety and Routine Disinfection

Session 6 Training Slides

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