Blood Stream Infection

IPRO ESRD Network of the Ohio River Valley
Network 9 (IN,KY,OH)

Deb DeWalt, MSN, RN
Quality Improvement Director
216-755-3053
ddewalt@nw9.esrd.net

Sue Swan-Blohm, BS, OCDT
Quality Improvement Coordinator
 216-755-3054
sswan-blohm@nw9.esrd.net

The Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition is a group of both individuals and organizations that have come together to promote the use of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's core interventions and resources to prevent dialysis bloodstream infections.

"Members include individuals, such as staff from individual clinics, nephrologists and nephrology nurses, dialysis technicians, leaders in infection prevention and/or patient safety, dialysis educators, patients, caregivers, and others. The role of Members is to help spread the word about the effectiveness of the CDC Core Interventions and motivate staff to implement them in their facilities".

Please click the link below to learn more about the Patients Coalition, as well as how to join:https://www.cdc.gov/dialysis/coalition/index.html