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Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET.

Infection Prevention in the Dialysis Unit | View Recording

Presenters: Helen Rosales, RN, BSN, CNN, Jinkee Borja, RN, BSN, CNN, Marek Patyniak, RN, BSN, and Barry Rubin, BA, RN

Biographies: Ms. Rosales is a clinical resource leader at Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) in Glendale, Arizona.

Ms. Borja is a clinical resource leader for the in-patient acute dialysis facility at MIHS in Glendale, Arizona.

Mr. Patyniak is a clinical resource leader at MIHS in Glendale, Arizona.

Mr. Rubin is the facility manager of a 60-patient home dialysis unit serving east Phoenix and eastern Arizona. He is also the clinical practice administrator at MIHS in Glendale, Arizona.

Presentation Objectives:

The speakers:

  • Presented access infection rate in Maricopa Integrated Health Center dialysis unit from a historical perspective.
  • Described supplies and tools implemented to help lower the infection rate.
  • Described innovative staff practices that helped reduced bloodstream infection rates.
  • Described infection prevention education for renal dialysis patient population.

One Continuing Education Credit Opportunity:

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