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Reducing Rates of Bloodstream Infections QIA

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

Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Resources


Did you miss the last End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) National Coordinating Center (NCC) BSI Quality Improvement Activity (QIA) Learning and Action Network (LAN) call? ESRD NCC BSI QIA LAN calls offer the opportunity for one continuing education credit. Access past recordings at


BSI and LTC Reduction Orientation Slides (PDF): The slides represent an overview of the BSI/LTC Quality Improvement Activity (QIA) goals, interventions, and expectations  presented in the January 23, 2020 orientation call.

Dialysis Safe Zone Tool  (English | Spanish)

Facility Patient Representatives (FPR) Guide (PDF)
A guide for patient volunteers completing Hand Hygiene Audits a and other peer monitoring duties related to Bloodstream Infection and Long-Term Catheter Reduction exists by Network at the Volunteer page.

Medical Records Request Form
Use this fillable form that requires facility medical director sginature to request blood culture results and other medical records for your patients.

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