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Bloodstream infections are a dangerous complication of dialysis. In the U.S., there are about 370,000 people relying on hemodialysis care. These patients are at risk of getting serious infections. About 75,000 people receive hemodialysis through a central line. Central lines have a higher risk of infection than a fistula or graft. The CDC estimates that […]

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published evidence based recomendations and guidance for both healthcare personnel and the patient to enhance compliance with hand hygiene recommendations across the entire continuum of care. Practicing hand hygiene is a simple yet effective way to prevent infections. Cleaning your hands can prevent the spread of […]

What is the role of the Healthcare Clinical Environment of Care? New research demonstrates a clear correlation between the environment of care and the transmission of Healthcare Associated Infections. Check out Dr. Garrett’s recent article about this important topic: