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2018 BSI QIA LAN Archive


October 2, 2018
Long-Term Catheter Reduction | View Recording 

Presenter: Robin L. Cockrell, BSN, RN

Biography: Ms. Cockrell is the unit manager at Tri-State Dialysis in Platteville, Wisconsin.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Identify past barriers and issues with arteriovenous fistula creation and central venous catheter (CVC) removal.
  • Discuss solutions Tri-State Dialysis put in place to lower CVC rate.
  • Examine best practices found during this effort. 
  • Review Tri-State Dialysis’ success in decreasing CVC rate.

August 7, 2018
Infection Prevention: Teamwork is the Key | View Recording

Presenter: Kaylynne Duran, RN

Biography: Ms. Duran is the facility administrator at La Central Dialysis in Laredo, Texas.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Discuss the importance of involving an interdisciplinary team, including patient representatives, in infection reduction.
  • Use National Healthcare Safety Network / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tools for effective hand hygiene to avoid infection.
  • Share audit results from monitoring infection elimination efforts.

June 5, 2018
Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection | View Recording

Presenter: Sheila Segura, RN, BSN, CIC

Biography: Ms. Segura is the lead infection preventionist at the California Department of Public Health’s Center for Healthcare Quality in Richmond, California.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Describe the relationship between the healthcare environment and infection prevention.
  • Review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in the dialysis setting.
  • Identify practices to reduce the risk of environmentally-related HAIs.

April 3, 2018
Pathway to Hemodialysis Catheter Related Bloodstream Infection (CRBSI) Reduction | View Recording

Presenter: Sonia S. Shepherd, BSN, RN, CDN

Biography: Ms. Shepherd is the group facility administrator at North Jersey Lincoln Park Dialysis in Lincoln Park, and St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center DaVita Dialysis in Patterson and in Wayne, New Jersey.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Define challenges of the acute kidney injury/failure, end stage renal disease, and nursing home or long-term ambulatory care patient population.
  • Highlight recognized issues contributing to the increase of bloodstream infection rates and hospitalization.
  • Identify how to improve collaboration with other healthcare providers.

January 29, 2018
Reducing Bloodstream Infections and Sepsis | View Recording

Presenter: Rochelle Whitmore, MSN, RN, CRRN

Biography: Ms. Whitmore is the renal dialysis program director at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey, Michigan.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Promote implementation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-recommended core interventions for dialysis bloodstream infection (BSI) prevention.
  • Share best practices in reducing healthcare-associated infections, BSIs, and sepsis.
  • Discuss sepsis assessment tool development and implementation within one dialysis unit in the Midwest Kidney Network in the ESRD Network 11 service area.