Decreasing Infections in Nephrology Patient Populations: Back to Basics

Decreasing Infections in Nephrology Patient Populations: Back to Basics


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Issue: September-October 2015
Volume: Vol. 42, No. 5
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Nephrology Nursing Journal Editorial Board Statements of Disclosure
In accordance with ANCC governing rules Nephrology Nursing Journal Editorial Board statements of disclosure are published with each CNE offering. The statements of disclosure for this offering are published below.

Paula Dutka MSN, RN, CNN, disclosed that she is a coordinator of Clinical Trials for the following sponsors: Amgen, Rockwell Medical, Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Akebia Therapeutics, and Dynavax Technologies.

Norma J. Gomez, MBA, MSN, CNNe, disclosed that she is a member of the ZS Pharma Advisory Council.

Carol M. Headley DNSc, ACNP-BC, RN, CNN, disclosed that she is a Consultant and/or member of the Corporate Speaker’s Bureau for Sanofi Renal, and a member of the Advisory Board for Amgen.

Tamara M. Kear, PhD, RN, CNS, CNN, disclosed that she is a Fresenius employee, and freelance editor for Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins and Elsevier publishing companies.

All other members of the Editorial Board had no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education activity.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, Nephrology Nursing Journal Editor, and Sally Russell, MN, CMSRN, CPP ANNA Education Director.

There are no other disclosures to declare.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, Nephrology Nursing Journal Editor, and Sally Russell, MN, CMSRN, CPP ANNA Education Director.

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Goal
To describe the incidence of infections in the nephrology patient population, and explore evidence nephrology nurses can use to prevent and mitigate infections.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss findings related to infection control from the first national survey of patient safety culture in nephrology nurse practice settings.
  2. Investigate evidence related to infection control practices in nephrology nurse practice settings.
  3. Explore ways evidence can be used to address commonly described infection control issues in nephrology nurse practice settings.

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Maria Fe Adelleson Dantis
1/8/17 12:42 am

This article is so relevant to my practice. Thank you very much.

Lesley Dimmick
1/8/17 2:30 pm

very good information as infection control is so important

Joy Karumathy
1/8/17 3:55 pm

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Annakutty Parekunnel
1/9/17 12:13 pm

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Dorothy Moody-Lagasse
1/16/17 11:23 am

So relevant to our everyday practice

Helen Hutteri
1/16/17 3:30 pm

Well done, easy to read.

Kimberly McLaughlin
1/18/17 9:35 am

THIS ARTICLE IS SO RELEVENAT ESPECIALLY IN TODAY'S REIMBURSEMENT ENVIRONMENT. I HAVE BEEN WORKING DILIGENTLY TO ENFORCE INFECTION CONTROL PROCEDURES IN THE ACUTE SETTING. AT TIMES, IT IS THE DOCTORS WHO ARE THE WORST W THIS PRACTICE

Sharon Zubler
1/20/17 8:58 am

So important!!!

Diane Parnell
1/28/17 6:38 pm

This article was spot on to what we are seeing out in the field. As an educator of Acute nurses this reminds us that "Nursing 101" is as relevant today as when our nurses were in school ! Our patients deserve our professionalism and diligence to keep them and ourselves safe from infection and a few extra seconds can make all the difference in the world. Thank you for providing the graphs that show in black and white the problem and how we perceive it in the different areas of our control.

Yuliya Fahey
1/29/17 5:36 pm

Informative. Well done.

Emilia Rivas Martin
1/30/17 2:20 am

Excellent article, proves the most important thing for nurses to remember from basic nursing education: "Wash hands, before and after patient contact"!

Kathleen Moore
1/31/17 11:57 am

Very informative and addresses the dialysis population very well. We all need to go back to basics so that our pts are protected

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