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Healthcare-Associated Infections


Sample Infection Prevention and Control Quality Improvement Plan

This Sample Infection Prevention and Control Quality Improvement Plan tool can be used by facilities that need to develop an improvement plan due to high infection rates or infection control deficiencies identified in an internal or external audit. Download the Sample Infection Prevention and...

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Hand Sanitizer Audit Tool

This Hand Sanitizer Audit Tool is designed to give dialysis providers a way to review and validate the proper usage of hand hygiene and sanitizer in the dialysis facility. It includes an eight-step guide to the proper usage of hand sanitizer, as well as a matrix of hand hygiene opportunities and...

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Facility HAI Tracking Poster

This poster, developed by the NPFE LAN patient SMEs, is designed to help staff and patients track the number of infections at their facility and raise awareness of ways to help prevent HAIs. The bottom portion of the poster will hold a data chart, updated monthly, to show the facility's progress...

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HAIs and Antibiotic Resistance: Communication Tools for Health Departments

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with support from with Porter Novelli, are pleased to launch a suite of communications tools designed to help health departments articulate the value of public health in preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and stopping the spread of antibiotic resistance. This webinar will orient health departments and key partners on how to use these tools to reach and engage various public health and healthcare audiences, including hospitals, patient care providers, facility support staff, the media, and many others who are critical to raising awareness and taking action to contain and prevent HAIs. 

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National Action Plan to Prevent HAIs

This document provides guidance to identify and prioritize efforts for the prevention and reduction of healthcare-associated infections in ESRD patients.

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HAI Learning and Action Network (LAN)

This ESRD NCC Learning and Action Network brings together patients and professionals to discuss, learn, and share their experience with healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) to reduce HAIs in the kidney community.

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NHSN Registration Videos

The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is a secure, internet-based system which tracks healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). NHSN provides data to identify problem areas and measure progress of prevention efforts, with the...

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Pledge for Clean Hands

These flyers provide recommendations for patients when they and others should wash their hands or perform hand hygiene. Pledge for Clean Hands In-Center Pledge for Clean Hands In-Center (Spanish) Pledge for Clean Hands In Your Home Pledge for Clean Hands In Your Home (Spanish)

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