7/18/18

CDC Funds Dialysis Bloodstream Infection Research Led By American Society of Nephrology


By on 7:10 AM

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has announced that its Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS) initiative has received a contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study barriers to implementation of recommended practices intended to help reduce dialysis-related infections.

NTDS will partner with researchers from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to focus on the following four areas of patient safety:

  1. central venous catheter access and care; 
  2. dialysis station disinfection; 
  3. hand hygiene; and 
  4. injection safety.
Human factors researchers will observe six diverse dialysis facilities beginning this summer, targeting a conclusion in July 2019.

The CDC contract will fund work that expands NTDS's current infection prevention efforts. In 2016, CDC awarded ASN a three-year contract to spearhead the NTDS project, which was launched to help prevention infection in dialysis facilities.
 

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