Infection Prevention Tools
- CDC’s Core Interventions for Dialysis BSI Prevention
- Training Video and Print Resources for Preventing Bloodstream and Other Infections in Outpatient Hemodialysis Patients
- Recommended Staff Competencies
- Key Areas for Patient Education
- Protocol: Hand Hygiene and Glove Use Observations
- Protocol: Scrub-the-Hub for Hemodialysis Catheters [PDF - 186 KB]
- Dialysis Infection Prevention Tools Button
Audit Tools and Checklists
The audit tools and checklists below are intended to promote CDC-recommended practices for infection prevention in hemodialysis facilities. The audit tools and checklists can be used by individuals when assessing staff practices. They can also be used by facility staff themselves to help guide their practices.
Suggested Use of Dialysis Audit Tools:
The audit tools provided are meant to be part of a planned series of observations and measurements conducted within hemodialysis facilities. Consider implementing the tools to assess how well your staff is adhering to CDC-recommended practices. Audit tool results can be reported to NHSN and should be regularly reviewed with your staff to help promote desired practices and inform quality improvement projects.
View all of the dialysis audit tools here [Portfolio PDF - 2.33 MB] (Tools may take a few seconds to open on your computer or download the Audit Tools individually).
Suggested Use of Dialysis Checklist Tools:
The checklists provided are meant to be used as a simple reference tool within hemodialysis facilities. Consider implementing the tools during orientation or training of newly hired staff. Subsequently, they may also be used as a resource during infection prevention education or as a posted reminder of recommended practices.
View all of the the dialysis checklist tools here [Portfolio PDF - 2.33 MB] (Tools may take a few seconds to open on your computer or download the Checklist Tools individually).
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