Targeting Zero Infections webinar - Infectious Disease Reporting: State Requirements & Resources

By Anitha Vijayan, MD, FASN; Alan Kliger, MD; Eileen McHale, BSN, RN; Susan Stark; Darlene Rodgers, BSN, RN, CNN, CPHQ; and Bonnie Freshly, MEd, CMP

Registration is now open for the third webinar in the Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS) webinar series!

Join your colleagues on March 29 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT.  Registration is free and open to the full dialysis care team, including nephrologists, medical directors, nurse managers, nurses, and technicians.  CME and CEU credit will be available at the conclusion of the webinar.

Healthcare associated infections (HAI) are major, yet often preventable, threats to patient safety.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides estimates on the impact of HAIs in the US:

  • HAIs account for an estimated 772,000 infections and 75,000 associated deaths each year1
  • Cost:  $26-33 billion a year2
  • 1 out of 25 hospitalized patients has at least one HAI
  • HAI is one of the top ten leading causes of death in hospitalized patients 
     

State HAI professionals are critical partners in combating the spread of these infections in dialysis facilities.  They fulfill key roles in supporting and coordinating collaborative prevention activities, and in identifying, investigating, and containing outbreaks.  Yet, the services they provide are often unfamiliar to dialysis facility staff.

As part of the 2009 Omnibus Law which required states receiving Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant funds to certify that they will submit a plan to prevent HAIs to the Secretary of Health and Human Services by January 2010, HHS received plans from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.  To find out what each state is doing to prevent HAIs, visit the following link:  http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/state-based/index.html.

Webinar highlights include:

  • Dr. Priti Patel will present an overview of the incidence and prevalence of communicable disease outbreaks, and their impact on dialysis facilities and patients. ntds side.PNG
  • Dr. Anitha Vijayan will present a case study describing an outbreak, and review the dialysis facility response to federal and state reporting requirements.  
  • Ms. Eileen McHale will describe the role of state HAI professionals, how they differ from state survey functions, and the resources available to assist the dialysis care team.
     

BACKGROUND

For several years, the CDC worked with dialysis companies to promote evidence-based best practices and useful tools to prevent bloodstream infections (BSI) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections.  The NTDS project aims to more directly involve nephrologists as team leaders and as professional role models to reduce the burden of BSI and other healthcare-related infections in dialysis patients.

Building upon the foundational principles of the CDC’s Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition, the NTDS project is aimed at transforming dialysis care to make infection prevention part of the fabric of everyday care for dialysis patients.

NTDS EDUCATIONAL SERIES

This webinar is the third offering in the NTDS educational series for dialysis caregivers.

NTDS’ educational series in 2018 includes the following:

  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018:  Webinar:  Environmental Decontamination
  • Friday, October 26 2018:   ASN Kidney Week Annual Session: “21st Century Killers – How Nephrologists Can Fight Back”
  • Thursday, November 29, 2018:  Webinar:  Blood Cultures:  Guidance for a Standardized Process
     

For the coming year, NTDS will continue to expand its education and physician engagement activities.  Highlights include the April 2018 publication of a series of articles in Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, and the completion of a curriculum for trainees and medical directors to stop preventable infections.  In addition, NTDS will work with dialysis facilities to develop and refine programs to transform the dialysis culture to a culture of safety and individual accountability.  By engaging nephrologists, dialysis facility owners, and other stakeholders in these many transforming activities, NTDS believes we can get to our target of zero preventable infections.

 

References:

1http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/surveillance/

2http://www.cdc.gov/hai/pdfs/hai/scott_costpaper.pdf

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Registration is now open for the third webinar in the Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS) webinar series!

Join your colleagues on March 29 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT.  Registration is free and open to the full dialysis care team, including nephrologists, medical directors, nurse managers, nurses, and technicians.  CME and CEU credit will be available at the conclusion of the webinar.

Healthcare associated infections (HAI) are major, yet often preventable, threats to patient safety.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides estimates on the impact of HAIs in the US:

  • HAIs account for an estimated 772,000 infections and 75,000 associated deaths each year1
  • Cost:  $26-33 billion a year2
  • 1 out of 25 hospitalized patients has at least one HAI
  • HAI is one of the top ten leading causes of death in hospitalized patients 
     

State HAI professionals are critical partners in combating the spread of these infections in dialysis facilities.  They fulfill key roles in supporting and coordinating collaborative prevention activities, and in identifying, investigating, and containing outbreaks.  Yet, the services they provide are often unfamiliar to dialysis facility staff.

As part of the 2009 Omnibus Law which required states receiving Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant funds to certify that they will submit a plan to prevent HAIs to the Secretary of Health and Human Services by January 2010, HHS received plans from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.  To find out what each state is doing to prevent HAIs, visit the following link:  http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/state-based/index.html.

Webinar highlights include:

  • Dr. Priti Patel will present an overview of the incidence and prevalence of communicable disease outbreaks, and their impact on dialysis facilities and patients. ntds side.PNG
  • Dr. Anitha Vijayan will present a case study describing an outbreak, and review the dialysis facility response to federal and state reporting requirements.  
  • Ms. Eileen McHale will describe the role of state HAI professionals, how they differ from state survey functions, and the resources available to assist the dialysis care team.
     

BACKGROUND

For several years, the CDC worked with dialysis companies to promote evidence-based best practices and useful tools to prevent bloodstream infections (BSI) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections.  The NTDS project aims to more directly involve nephrologists as team leaders and as professional role models to reduce the burden of BSI and other healthcare-related infections in dialysis patients.

Building upon the foundational principles of the CDC’s Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition, the NTDS project is aimed at transforming dialysis care to make infection prevention part of the fabric of everyday care for dialysis patients.

NTDS EDUCATIONAL SERIES

This webinar is the third offering in the NTDS educational series for dialysis caregivers.

NTDS’ educational series in 2018 includes the following:

  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018:  Webinar:  Environmental Decontamination
  • Friday, October 26 2018:   ASN Kidney Week Annual Session: “21st Century Killers – How Nephrologists Can Fight Back”
  • Thursday, November 29, 2018:  Webinar:  Blood Cultures:  Guidance for a Standardized Process
     

For the coming year, NTDS will continue to expand its education and physician engagement activities.  Highlights include the April 2018 publication of a series of articles in Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, and the completion of a curriculum for trainees and medical directors to stop preventable infections.  In addition, NTDS will work with dialysis facilities to develop and refine programs to transform the dialysis culture to a culture of safety and individual accountability.  By engaging nephrologists, dialysis facility owners, and other stakeholders in these many transforming activities, NTDS believes we can get to our target of zero preventable infections.

 

References:

1http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/surveillance/

2http://www.cdc.gov/hai/pdfs/hai/scott_costpaper.pdf

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Friday, March 16, 2018