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Learning and Action Networks

Diverse Support Group Inside Hospital with Busy Nurses

A Learning and Action Network (LAN) is a way to achieve large-scale improvement by bringing together people from within a community, including both healthcare providers and patients, to work together. It creates opportunities for sharing ideas, learning and problem solving in a given area. Network 15 currently has an active Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) LAN, as well as supporting national LAN activities related to Patient Engagement.

LANs are hosted by the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) National Coordinating Center, but invitations to join the LANs come from the Network. If you are interested in joining a LAN, please contact the Network to receive an invitation.

Healthcare-Associated Infections

Bloodstream Infections

Bloodstream Infection (BSI) Quality Improvement Activity (QIA) LAN Webinars 2019 Locate and download PowerPoint slide decks and recorded webinars from all of the BSI QIA LAN meetings below: How We Decreased Our Standardized Infection Rate by 50%July 2, 2019Download Recorded Webinar Infection...

Environmental Surface Disinfection in Dialysis Facilities: Notes for Clinical Managers

This resource provide notes in a checklist format for clinical managers to utilize for environmental surface disinfection.

Home Dialysis


2018 Transplant LANs

Download recorded webinars for the ESRD NCC Transplant LAN from 2018.

Patient Experience of Care (PEOC)

Population Health: Focus on Pain Management LAN

End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) National Coordinating Center (NCC)

ESRD National Coordinating Center

The End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) National Coordinating Center (NCC) provides support at the national level for the Medicare ESRD Network Program. This website includes education, tools, and resources for both patients and providers, including those related to vascular access, decreasing conflict, and emergency preparedness.

Supporting Gainful Employment of ESRD Patients

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