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Reducing Bloodstream Infections (BSIs) Only Group

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Following are links to tools that will assist you in achieving your BSI reduction goals:

QAPI Resources

CDC Resources

  • CDC Core Interventions
    These Core Interventions have been proven to reduce dialysis-related BSIs. Apply these interventions when using the Audit Tools and Checklists.
  • CDC Infection Protection Tools Page
    This page includes additional links to all CDC infection protection tools, including core interventions, the Scrub-the-Hub Protocol, all audit tools and checklists, as well as clinician education.

Patient Resources

  • Test Your Hand Hygiene Knowledge (5:42)

    This is an interactive module designed to share with patients before they participate in hand hygiene audits.
  • Infection Prevention—Washing Your Vascular Access
  • This one-page document can be used with patients to explain the importance of washing the access and recognizing the signs and symptoms of infection.
  • Infection Prevention—Washing Your Vascular Access—Spanish
    This one-page document can be used with patients to explain the importance of washing the access and recognizing the signs and symptoms of infection.
  • Clean Hands Saves Lives
    This one-page document explains what patients should look for when observing staff hand hygiene procedures.
  • Clean Hands Saves Lives—Spanish
    This one-page document explains what patients should look for when observing staff hand hygiene procedures.
  • Sepsis Zone Tool
    This one-page document specifies and categorizes symptoms of sepsis and actions to be taken if those symptoms manifest by green—No Signs of Infection, yellow—Caution, and re—Medical Alert.
  • Sepsis Zone Tool—Spanish
    This one-page document specifies and categorizes symptoms of sepsis and actions to be taken if those symptoms manifest by green—No Signs of Infection, yellow—Caution, and re—Medical Alert.