Training Video and Print Resources
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.
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.
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.
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.
- (VIDEO) CDC Medscape Commentary: Preventing Bloodstream Infections in Dialysis Patients (Aug 12, 2013)
- (VIDEO) CDC Medscape Commentary: Preventing Bloodstream Infection During Hemodialysis (Mar 1, 2011)