New AHRQ Toolkit Helps Keep Dialysis Patients Safer from Infection

To prevent infection in people with end-stage renal disease, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed a new toolkit. Dialysis clinics can use this resource to help prevent healthcare-associated infections in their patients.
 
The AHRQ Safety Program for End-Stage Renal Disease Facilities Toolkit includes training materials to help dialysis centers provide safer care to patients by addressing infection prevention. Available at no charge, the toolkit helps healthcare workers:
- Follow clinical best practices
- Create a culture of safety
- Use checklists and other audit tools
- Engage patients and their families in infection prevention practices
 
This new resource has science-based, practical information—including educational videos—that reflects the experiences of the frontline providers who helped develop the toolkit.
 
For more information or to download the toolkit, visit: http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patient-safety-resources/resources/esrd/index.html.

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