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The ESRD NCC will host quarterly HAI Learning and Action Network (LAN) Discovery Events. This page provides a list of upcoming events and resources from past events.


September 27, 2017: Improving Dialysis Facility Infection Reporting Communication with Hospitals: Successes and Best Practices

This webinar focused on the successes and lessons learned, including objectives, methods, and interventions, related to improving dialysis facility infection reporting communications with the hospitals that admit and treat their patients. Featured Presenter Barbara Dommert-Breckler RN BSN CNN,...

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June 20, 2017: Infection Prevention - Leadership, Interventions, Results

This webinar examines the critical role that empowered nephrologists play in engaging and leading dialysis staff to continuously improve the safety of patients on dialysis. Learn how the nephrology care team can develop and implement quality strategies and recognized prevention tools in the QAPI program to improve care provided to dialysis patients.

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March 30, 2017: Antibiotic Stewardship in the Dialysis Clinic

This event features Dr. Erika D'Agata, Associate Professor of Medicine, Brown University, as she covers Antibiotic Stewardship in the Dialysis Clinic. Antibiotic Stewardship is a coordinated program that promotes the appropriate use of antibiotics, improves patient outcomes, reduces microbial resistance, and decreases the spread of infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms.

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December 8, 2016: The Infection Control Assessment and Response (ICAR) Program

This event features a presentation by Karen Strott, RN, of the Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, focusing on the "Infection Control Assessment and Response (ICAR) Program."

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August 31, 2016: Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition

The CDC presents an introduction to the Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition.

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