CDC has released new infection prevention tools on injectable medication preparation and administration intended specifically for hemodialysis centers (see audit tool and checklist). These new tools expand the set of existing audit tools and checklists to help outpatient hemodialysis healthcare workers adhere to CDC-recommended practices. CDC also recently added tools on dialysis station routine disinfection.
Available prevention tools include:
- Hemodialysis Injection Safety: Medication Preparation and Administration Audit Tool/Checklist
- Hemodialysis Station Routine Disinfection Audit Tool, Checklist, and Notes for Clinical Managers
- Hemodialysis Hand Hygiene Audit Tool
- Hemodialysis Catheter Connection, Disconnection, and Exit Site Care Audit Tool and Checklists
- Arteriovenous Fistula & Graft Cannulation and Decannulation Audit Tool/Checklists
For more information on Injection Safety, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/injectionsafety/.
For further information, contact:
Karen Strott, RN
Dialysis Facilities Infection Preventionist
Disease Control & Environmental Epidemiology Division
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Dr. S.
Denver, CO 80246
phone: (303) 691-7840 fax: (303) 782-0338