- Assisting at least 10% of the Network-service area to join a Health Information Exchange (HIE) or another evidence-based highly effective information transfer system as approved by the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) and Subject Matter Expert (SME) to receive information relevant to positive blood cultures.
- Using the Achievable Benchmark of Care™ (ABC™) Model, the Network will reduce the long-term catheter (LTC) rate by 0.25% in the Network-service area.
- Reducing the semi-annual pooled mean for bloodstream infection (BSI) by a relative 20%. Selected facilities include the top 20% from the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Excess Infection Report.
- Participating in the Learning and Action Network (LAN) meetings and activities.
- Achieving 100% facility completion rate for NHSN Annual Training.
- Promoting patient, family, and caregiver engagement with the facilities.
BSI and LTC Reduction Orientation Slides (PDF): The slides represent an overview of the BSI/LTC Quality Improvement Activity (QIA) goals, interventions, and expectations presented in the January 23, 2020 orientation call.
Facility Patient Representatives (FPR) Guide (PDF)
A guide for patient volunteers completing Hand Hygiene Audits a and other peer monitoring duties related to Bloodstream Infection and Long-Term Catheter Reduction
Hand Hygiene Pledges
Speak Up: Making Dialysis Safer for Patients (Video): Use this video to engage patients in their care and prevent infections.
Clean Hands Can Save Lives campaign materials
Test Your Hand Hygiene Knowledge (Video)
Vascular Access Patient Education
- Hemodialysis Vascular Access (PDF)
- Hemodialysis Vascular Access (Spanish) (PDF)
- Hemodialysis Vascular Access Feedback Form (PDF)
ESRD NCC BSI QIA LAN Calls
Did you miss the last End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) National Coordinating Center (NCC) BSI QIA Learning and Action Network (LAN) call? ESRD NCC BSI QIA LAN calls offer the opportunity for one continuing education credit. Access past recordings at https://esrdncc.org/en/qia/.
Get Ahead of Sepsis Fact Sheets and Brochures Available for Spanish-Speaking Patients, Families, and Caretakers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now has Get Ahead of Sepsis materials, including fact sheets and brochures for patients and families, available for download in Spanish.
Sepsis is a medical emergency. These new Spanish-language materials help patients and their loved ones learn the risks, spot the signs and symptoms, and act fast if they suspect sepsis.View Resource
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