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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS) have partnered to develop a fresh, new online learning module, Managing Infection in an Outpatient Dialysis Facility.

The module is available to all members of the nephrology care team, including physicians, nurses, fellows, technicians, patients, and kidney educators, via an open-access platform.

Jorge Cerdá and Bonnie L. Freshly

Acute kidney injury (AKI) affects people of all ages, races, genders, ethnicities, and socioeconomic status across the world. For those persons, the stakes are high: in the most severe forms of AKI, the associated morbidity and mortality are higher than those of other common critical conditions, such as acute respiratory distress syndrome and septic shock.

Most commonly, AKI is first encountered by a variety of non-nephrology healthcare providers, including primary care physicians, pediatricians, intensive care unit and emergency department providers, surgeons, nurses, advanced care providers, pharmacists, trainees, hospital administrators, and quality control experts.

Despite the ubiquity of AKI and its

Katherine R. Tuttle and Bonnie Freshly

The past 18 months have brought to the kidney community an explosion of innovative therapies that have ushered in a wave of promise for the treatment of diabetic kidney diseases (DKDs).

Globally, 476 million adults are living with diabetes (1), of whom 40% will develop DKD (2). The impact of DKD on patient quality of life is extensive, and the care of these patients is complex, requiring the thoughtful intersection of specialties and ongoing communication for quality management of care.

To date, the standard of care for treatment of DKD has been an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)

Alan S. Kliger and Bonnie Freshly

Since its creation in 2016, Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS) has worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in its mission to “enhance the quality of life for people with kidney failure by engaging nephrologists as team leaders in transformational change that continuously improves the safety of life-sustaining dialysis.” The first goal of NTDS was to target zero infections in dialysis patients. NTDS created a series of Targeting Zero infection-prevention webinars and online educational resources for the kidney community, which provide practical, evidence-based guidance for providers and can be accessed on demand at

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.