- CDC Dialysis Health Advisory - Assess Infection Control Practices to Stop HCV
- New Prevention Tools: — Injection Safety and Routine Disinfection
- Hospital Rx Patients at risk— Antibiotic Prescribing in Hospitals: Proceed with Caution
- Staff Training Video - Best Practices for Preventing Bloodstream Infections
Patients who undergo dialysis treatment have an increased risk for getting a healthcare-associated infection (HAI). Hemodialysis patients are at a high risk for infection because the process of hemodialysis requires frequent use of catheters or insertion of needles to access the bloodstream. Also, hemodialysis patients have weakened immune systems, which increase their risk for infection, and they require frequent hospitalizations and surgery where they might acquire an infection.