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For Preventing Bloodstream and Other Infections in Outpatient Hemodialysis Patients

CDC has created a video for frontline dialysis staff along with an accompanying poster for staff and pocket card for patients that convey best practices for preventing bloodstream and other infections in hemodialysis outpatients. Below is a brief description of each material:


Provider Training Video:
Preventing Bloodstream Infections in Outpatient Hemodialysis Patients: Best Practices for Dialysis Staff

This video contains five segments with best practices on how to prevent infection in patients with catheters, fistulas or grafts. It also includes segments on hand hygiene and glove use and dialysis station disinfection. The video is about 11 minutes long.

Provider  Training Video: Preventing Bloodstream Infections in  Outpatient Hemodialysis Patients: Best Practices for Dialysis Staff

English version
YouTube link
CDC Streaming Link

Spanish Version
YouTube link
CDC Streaming Link
Note: Please turn on the video player’s closed caption (CC) feature to view the Spanish captions.

Order DVD
Go to CDC-INFO on Demand to order publications
On the CDC-INFO on Demand Publications page, select 'Dialysis Safety' as the topic in the Programs dropdown box and click “Go”.

The video is intended to be used by outpatient hemodialysis facilities as an educational tool to help remind their frontline staff, including technicians and nurses, about infection prevention measures. It can be used as an orientation video for new staff and as an annual in-service training tool to remind staff of proper protocols.

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Provider Poster:
Put Together the Pieces to Prevent Infections in Dialysis Patients

This 11x17 wall poster is a visual reminder of measures that staff can take to reduce infection in dialysis patients. The elements include Engage Patients, Reduce Catheters, Perform Hand Hygiene and Change Gloves, Catheter Care, Vaccinate Staff and Patients, Disinfect the Dialysis Station, Track Infections, Follow Safe Injection Practices, and Use Aseptic Technique.

Provider Poster: Put Together the Pieces to Prevent Infections in Dialysis Patients

Download file:

Order Poster
Go to CDC-INFO on Demand to order publications
On the CDC-INFO on Demand Publications page, select 'Dialysis Safety' as the topic in the Programs dropdown box and click “Go”.

The poster can be posted in staff lounges or on the treatment floor to serve as a reminder of the messages in the video and other important ways to prevent infections.

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Patient Pocket Guide:
6 Tips to Prevent Dialysis Infections

This small, two-sided guide outlines six tips to prevent dialysis infections for patients with catheters (side A) and six tips to prevent dialysis infections for patients with fistulas or grafts (side B). Helpful images accompany each tip.

Patient Pocket Guide: 6 Tips to Prevent Dialysis Infections   Patient Pocket Guide: 6 Tips to Prevent Dialysis Infections

Download file:

Order Pocket Guide
Go to CDC-INFO on Demand to order publications
On the CDC-INFO on Demand Publications page, select 'Dialysis Safety' as the topic in the Programs dropdown box and click “Go”.

The patient pocket guide is intended to educate patients on ways they can help prevent infections and can be shared as part of an information packet or reviewed with them by clinical staff.

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