The ASN Excellence in Patient Care Quality, Assessment, Improvement, and Education Initiative

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The Quality, Assessment, Improvement, and Education (QAIE) Steering Committee collaborates to produce infection-prevention-related educational material, including peer-reviewed publications, virtual presentations, online learning modules, and national webinars.

In late 2022 and early 2023, the workgroup produced a “micro-webinar” series for new practitioners and fellows that covers core concepts in infection prevention in the outpatient hemodialysis setting. Each micro-webinar is less than 30 minutes, making them ideal for lunch-and-learn-style conversations. The series can be viewed on the Excellence in Patient Care (EPC) website (https://epc.asn-online.org/projects/quality-assessment-improvement-education/).

In spring 2023, QAIE members partnered with the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology to design a poster series (in English and Spanish; https://epc.asn-online.org/projects/quality-assessment-improvement-education/https-epc-asn-online-org-projects-quality-assessment-improvement-education-qaie-promoting-vaccine-confidence-in-the-pediatric-kidney-community/) to inspire vaccine confidence in pediatric patients. This poster series was followed by a short video that features a parent advocate, a pediatric nephrologist, and an infectious disease physician sharing their views on the importance of vaccination. Both the poster series and video have been shared throughout the pediatric kidney community, including directly to parent and family groups.

Finally, the steering committee has released the 10th webinar in the Targeting Zero Infections series. The latest installment, which can be viewed on the EPC website, addresses vaccination topics, including lessons learned from the COVID-19 experience, routine recommendations for dialysis patients, and vaccination in special populations.

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