CDC Safe Dialysis Coalition

CDC has announced the formation of the Make Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition, which aims to reduce bloodstream infections by half among dialysis patients.  The CDC press release can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/p0927-dialysis.html .  It includes a long list of professional, patient, and government organizations that have already joined the Coalition, and invites other kidney and dialysis organizations and providers to join.

Northwest Renal Network and the HealthInsight ESRD Alliance have been active in developing this effort, and our Quality Improvement Director Barbara Breckler-Dommert, RN, BSN, CNN, will give an educational presentation to the Coalition’s first meeting on September 29, 2016, describing our success at reducing BSI.

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