Preventing Catheter-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Hemodialysis Centers: The Facility Perspective

Preventing Catheter-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Hemodialysis Centers: The Facility Perspective

Identification: nnj_so11A3
Issue: September-October 2011
Volume: Vol. 38, No. 5
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Goal: To provide an overview of the complication of bloodstream and catheter exit site infections in patients on hemodialysis and describe a team approach to reducing such infections.

Objectives:

  1. Explain how bloodstream and catheter exit site infections may occur in the patient undergoing hemodialysis.
  2. Discuss how bloodstream and catheter exit site infections may be reduced or prevented in this patient population.


Statement of Disclosure: The author reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education activity.

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