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Dialysis - Preventing Infections

Recommendations for Preventing Transmission of Infections Among Chronic Hemodialysis Patients (2001)

Dialysis Guidelines [October 2016]

Update or clarification r10 Update: Specific current recommendations are superseded.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

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 – 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 – 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 – 948 KB] (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 – 1.9 MB] (CDC 2007)

Dialysis Guidelines [October 2016]

Update or clarification Update: 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