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Reducing Bloodstream Infections (BSIs) Group

Diverse Support Group Dialysis Patient

Following are links to tools that will assist you in achieving your BSI reduction goals:

Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Resources

Medical Records Request Form
Use this fillable form that requires facility medical director sginature to request blood culture results and other medical records for your patients.

CDC Resources

  • CDC Core Interventions
    These Core Interventions have been proven to reduce dialysis-related BSIs. Apply these interventions when using the Audit Tools and Checklists.
  • CDC Infection Protection Tools Page
    This page includes additional links to all CDC infection protection tools, including core interventions, the Scrub-the-Hub Protocol, all audit tools and checklists, as well as clinician education.

Patient Resources

  • BSI Patient Pledge (English/Spanish)—Use this patient pledge with your patients to promote good hand hygiene practices.
  • Test Your Hand Hygiene Knowledge (5:42)

    This is an interactive module designed to share with patients before they participate in hand hygiene audits.
  • Infection Prevention—Washing Your Vascular Access (English/Spanish
    This one-page document can be used with patients to explain the importance of washing the access and recognizing the signs and symptoms of infection.
  • Clean Hands Saves Lives (English/Spanish)
    This one-page document explains what patients should look for when observing staff hand hygiene procedures.
  • Sepsis Zone Tool (English/Spanish)
    This one-page document specifies and categorizes symptoms of sepsis and actions to be taken if those symptoms manifest by green—No Signs of Infection, yellow—Caution, and re—Medical Alert.