Dialysis: Reducing Infections and Changing Culture
A Personal Perspective on Conquering Infections in
Sally Hess has many years of experience as an infection preventionist, and in 2008, she was responsible for surveillance of bloodstream infections throughout her healthcare system. There had been a drop in central line-associated bloodstream infections within the intensive care units (ICUs); however, there were still a lot of positive blood culture results sent to her on a daily basis. Where were they coming from? She began investigating, and what she found will shock you!
“It looked like just shy of half of our dialysis patients had a positive blood culture during the past year…”
Listen to learn about Sally’s challenges and successes with engaging the dialysis care team to focus on “Zero Preventable Infections.”
The Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition offers additional information about preventing infections and keeping dialysis patients safe.
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