Resources from ESRD NCC Patient Group 

By following the links below, you will find patient resources developed by patient participants within the ESRD NCC’s Bloodstream Infections Affinity Group. Please print and share these resources as an adjunct to your BSI education.

My Treatment: How Can I Stay Infection Free?

This resource was created by Qsource ESRD Networks and reviewed by ESRD patients featuring tips to remain infection free and why it is so important for dialysis patients.

Six Tips to Prevent Infections in Dialysis Infections

Attached you will find the 6 Tips to Prevent Dialysis Infections one-page resource in English & Spanish, developed by the Centers for Disease Control as a method regarding measures to take in the prevention of dialysis access infections.  

Infection Control Audits

To improve the likelihood of sustaining improvements in your clinic’s bloodstream infection rate, please download and print CDC Infection Control Audits if you do not currently have them.

Some of the applicable audit categories include:

  • Hand Hygiene
  • Dialysis Station Disinfection
  • Central Venous Catheter Care & Exit Site
  • AV Fistula/Graft Cannulation & Decannulation
  • Injection Safety

Present these to your direct patient care staff during a meeting or brief huddle and encourage completion of at least three (3) audits on other teammates to be reviewed by the clinic manager for follow-up education opportunities during the next meeting.