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Preventing Bloodstream Infections in Hemodialysis Patients

Bloodstream Infections (BSI) are dangerous complications and leading cause of death in hemodialysis patients.  This webpage provides resources and guidance to California health care personnel and the dialysis community, infection prevention guidelines and recommendations, clinician and patient education, hemodialysis clinic infection prevention tools, and the use of the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) for monitoring progress in reducing BSI in dialysis clinics in California.

Infection Prevention Guidelines and Recommendations

Infection Prevention Education

Infection Surveillance

  • NHSN Tracking Infections in Outpatient Dialysis Facilities
    NHSN training and support material for reporting dialysis events, process measures and data analysis

Checklists, Posters, and Tools for Use in Dialysis Clinics

Information for Dialysis Patients

Additional Resources


For more information, contact HAIProgram@cdph.ca.gov

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