8/21 CDC and OHA on Infection Prevention

CDC’s webpage on the Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition includes links to many posters, audit tools, checklists and fact sheets for use in providers’ offices, dialysis clinics, training sessions, work areas, and similar resources for patients.  It also includes recordings of free continuing-education webinars on infection prevention in dialysis clinics, plus past and current coalitionNEWSLETTERs.  Find this CDC web page at https://www.cdc.gov/dialysis/coalition/index.html?deliveryName=USCDC_493-DHQP-DM7011.  CDC also publishes a Safe Healthcare Blog, at https://blogs.cdc.gov/safehealthcare/?deliveryName=USCDC_493-DHQP-DM7011.

Making Dialysis Safer Coalition

The latest Oregon One and Only Campaign Newsletter contains articles on:

  • Single-dose and multiple-dose vials, including a link to a CDC infographic on it
  • An August 21, 2019 webinar on drug diversion and a link to the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists’s HAI Drug Diversion Planning and Response Toolkit for State and Local Health Departments
  • An example of multiple acute HCV infections caused by using a single-dose vial for multiple patients

Find the newsletter at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/COMMUNICABLEDISEASE/HAI/PREVENTION/Documents/injection_safety_newsletter_August2019.pdf and the Oregon Health Authority’s HAI Prevention webpage at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/COMMUNICABLEDISEASE/HAI/PREVENTION/Pages/one-and-only.aspx.

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