9/23 ANNA Infection Course

ANNA will include a September 23, 2017 course on Infection Prevention in Hemodialysis: Implementing Best Practices and Becoming an Infection Prevention Advocate in their September 23-25, 2017 Nephrology Nursing Practice, Management, & Leadership Conference in Miami FL.  For details on the course see https://www.annanurse.org/infection-and-prevention-control , and for details on the Conference as they are developed, see https://www.annanurse.org/events/nephrology-nursing-practice-management-leadership-conference .

1/7 NHSN Status 2017

Dialysis Component forms for 2017, including Dialysis Event forms and Denominators for Dialysis Event forms, should NOT be entered into NHSN until after January 7, 2017.  This includes CDA via manual import and DIRECT CDA Automation.  Instead, please keep a paper or electronic copy of the January events/census and wait to enter these data until NHSN announces the system update has been completed.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the NHSN helpdesk at nhsn@cdc.gov with “Dialysis” in the subject line.

Recall: Another Baxter NaCl Injection

The FDA has announced the recall of an additional lot of Baxter 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, because of particulate matter, Product Code 2B1323N, Lot #C964601.  For details see http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm456793.htm .  For details on the earlier recall, see https://nwrnbulletins.wordpress.com/2015/07/26/recall-baxter-nacl-injection/ .