Infection is the leading cause of hospitalization and the second leading cause of death for hemodialysis patients in the United States, yet many dialysis facilities do not reliably follow basic infection control practices. Examine the rules and regulations surrounding infection control in the dialysis setting, identify common barriers to effective implementation of infection prevention programs, and review strategies to overcome those barriers.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 8/31/2022.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures: • Marijo Johnson – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care
There are no other disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
ANNA is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17499.
ANNA urges participants to be aware of the CNE requirements for relicensure in the states in which they hold a license.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the learner will state a plan to teach and/or implement strategies and tools to improve infection prevention in a dialysis unit.
DNP, RN, CIC,
Director of Infection Prevention,
George Washington University Hospital