Dialysis - Preventing Infections

Dialysis Guidelines [October 2016]

Update or clarification r10 Update: Specific current recommendations are superseded. Page numbers refer to the PDF.

Current Guideline and Corresponding Update

Current guideline and page number and document with updated recommendation.
Current Guideline Topic / Section Recommendation Update
Laboratory testing for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection
  • Screening and Diagnostic Tests (p. 11)
  • Routine Serological Testing (p. 24)
Testing for HCV Infection: An Update of Guidance for Clinicians and Laboratorians pdf icon[ PDF – 256 KB] (MMWR 2013)
Laboratory testing for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection (p. 12)
Laboratory Testing for the Diagnosis of HIV Infection – Updated Recommendations pdf icon[PDF – 1.3 MB] (CDC/NCHHSTP 2014)
Indications for HIV testing in patients
  • Prevention and Management of HIV Infection (p. 29)
Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings (MMWR 2006)
Cleaning and disinfection of equipment and environmental surfaces
  • Equipment, Supplies, and Environmental Surfaces (p. 15)
  • Cleaning and Disinfection (p. 22)
Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities pdf icon[PDF – 163 pages] (CDC 2008)
Standard precautions to prevent transmission of infectious agents
  • Infection Control Precautions for Outpatient Hemodialysis Settings Compared with Inpatient Hospital Settings (p. 17)
  • Infection Control Precautions for all Patients (p. 19)
  • Cleaning and Disinfection (p. 22)
Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings pdf icon[PDF – 1.9 MB] (CDC 2007)
Dialysis Guidelines [October 2016]

Update or clarificationUpdate: Additional guidelines and recommendations not included in the current guideline.

Preventing intravascular catheter-related infections

Screening for latent tuberculosis infection

Vaccination and immunization for patients and healthcare personnel