New toolkit helps keep dialysis patients safer
To help prevent infection in people with end-stage renal disease, AHRQ has developed a new resource called the AHRQ Safety Program for End-Stage Renal Disease Facilities Toolkit. Dialysis clinics can use this toolkit to prevent healthcare-associated infections in their patients. Available at no charge, the toolkit helps clinicians and other health care workers follow clinical best practices, create a culture of safety, use checklists and other audit tools, and engage patients and their families in infection prevention practices. This new resource has science-based, practical information—including educational videos—that reflects the experiences of the frontline providers who helped develop the toolkit. For more information or to download the toolkit, visit http://www.ahrq.gov/
professionals/quality-patient- safety/patient-safety- resources/resources/esrd/ index.html.
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