Infection Control Tools

The National Forum of ESRD Networks Medical Advisory Council Vaccination Toolkit (Revised 2020) was updated in January 2020.  Find it at https://esrdnetworks.org/resources/toolkits/mac-toolkits-1/vaccination-toolkit/vaccination-toolkit-revised-2020/view.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the ASN Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS) group have partnered to develop a new online learning module, Managing Infection in an Outpatient Dialysis Facility.  Find it at https://www.asn-online.org/ntds/olm.aspx.

A new MEI online continuing-education course on Include Dialysis Patients in your Facility Culture of Safety focuses on effective systems and teamwork – including patients – to accomplish the mutual goal of safe, high-quality patient care.  When something goes wrong, the focus is on what, rather than who, is the problem, with the intent to bring process failures and system issues to light and solve them in a non-biased, non-threatening way.  Find the course at https://course.wcea.education/app/mei/elearning/nurse/medical-education-institute/194758/include-dialysis-patients-in-your-facility-culture-of-safety.

CMS reviews where we are with the “ordinary” flu, and what we need to do about it, at https://www.cms.gov/outreach-and-educationoutreachffsprovpartprogprovider-partnership-email-archive/2020-02-13#_Toc32395783.

And last but certainly not least, you can find CDC’s nexus page on the Coronavirus that began in Wuhan, China, which the WHO has named “Covid-19,” at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.  The WHO’s central page on Covid-19 is located at https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019.

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