BSI NCC LAN Calls from 2019  https://esrdncc.org/en/qia/


Overview

BSI QIA LAN meetings support CMS in its efforts to improve the health of all people living with ESRD in the U.S. BSI QIA LAN activities are aimed at reducing the national rate of BSIs in dialysis patients by 50 percent by the year 2023 from the number of BSIs that occurred in 2016. To assist with achieving this goal, BSI QIA LAN meetings highlight the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Core Interventions for Dialysis Bloodstream Infection Prevention.

Upcoming Event

Meeting details to come.


Past Events

September 3, 2019
Infection Prevention in the Dialysis Unit | View Recording

Presenters: Helen Rosales, RN, BSN, CNN, Jinkee Borja, RN, BSN, CNN, Marek Patyniak, RN, BSN, and Barry Rubin, BA, RN

Biographies: Ms. Rosales is a clinical resource leader at Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) in Glendale, Arizona.

Ms. Borja is a clinical resource leader for the in-patient acute dialysis facility at MIHS in Glendale, Arizona.

Mr. Patyniak is a clinical resource leader at MIHS in Glendale, Arizona.

Mr. Rubin is the facility manager of a 60-patient home dialysis unit serving east Phoenix and eastern Arizona. He is also the clinical practice administrator at MIHS in Glendale, Arizona.

Presentation Objectives:

The speakers:

  • Presented access infection rate in Maricopa Integrated Health Center dialysis unit from a historical perspective.
  • Described supplies and tools implemented to help lower the infection rate.
  • Described innovative staff practices that helped reduced BSI rates.
  • Described infection prevention education for renal dialysis patient population.

One Continuing Education Credit Opportunity:

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July 2, 2019
How We Decreased Our Standardized Infection Rate by 50% | View Recording

Presenters: Karen Kelley, MHA, BSN, RN, CNN, Cindy Martineau, RN, BS, Melissa Hoffmeyer, RN, BSN, and Angela Harju, BS, CCHT

Biographies: Ms. Kelley is the dialysis director at Upper Peninsula Health System (UPHS) Portage Dialysis in Hancock, Michigan.

Ms. Martineau is the assistant dialysis director at UPHS Portage Dialysis in Hancock, Michigan.

Ms. Hoffmeyer is the clinical care coordinator at UPHS Portage Dialysis in Hancock, Michigan.

Ms. Harju is the dialysis coordinator at UPHS Portage Dialysis in Hancock, Michigan.

Presentation Objectives:

By the end of this presentation, individuals will be able to:

  • Explain how UPHS Portage Dialysis strictly implemented the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.
  • Discuss new product research, staff training and implementation.
  • Discuss the use of CDC Dialysis Collaborative Audit tools with management and peers.
  • Describe several ways to engage patients in reducing the infection rate.

One Continuing Education Credit Opportunity:

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May 7, 2019
Infection Control in the World of Dialysis | View Recording

Presenter: Tina Renew

Biography: Ms. Renew is an administrative assistant with US Renal Care in Griffin, Georgia.

Presentation Objectives:

By the end of this presentation, individuals will be able to:

  • Identify reasons dialysis patients are at higher risk for infections than the general population.
  • Describe the Five Moments for Hand Hygiene in the hemodialysis ambulatory care setting.

One Continuing Education Credit Opportunity:

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March 5, 2019
Are Your BSI Rates Still A Problem? | View Recording

Presenter: Rochelle Whitmore, MSN, RN, CRRN

Biography: Ms. Whitmore is the renal dialysis program director at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey, Michigan.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Describe one innovative practice that could help lower bloodstream infection rate.
  • List the low, moderate, and high-risk signs and symptoms of sepsis and the recommended actions to take at each level.
  • Describe the potential benefits of using the Outpatient Dialysis Early Warning Screen.

One Continuing Education Credit Opportunity:

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January 8, 2019
Infection Prevention: It's Everyone’s Job | View Recording 

Presenter: Peggy Bushey, RN, CDN

Biography: Ms. Bushey is the renal nurse supervisor at University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Gain a better understanding of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention initiatives and how they affect dialysis.
  • Identify two things you can do right now in your facility to improve your infection prevention practices.
  • Identify one action you can take to increase the likelihood of sustainability of your infection prevention initiatives.

One Continuing Education Credit Opportunity:

Click here if you are already registered in the Learning Management Center (LMC).

Click here to register for the LMC and then access the course.