Posts Tagged ‘Dialysis Safety’

Radio Show with Dr. Mark Davis on how to protect yourself and family from infection during medical procedures.

Sunday, September 13, 2015 | By William Tinker | 2 Comments

Dr. Mark Davis is the author of “Irresponsible; What Surgeons Won’t Tell You and how to Protect Yourself” (2015, a must read for a member of every family. Sooner or later, everyone, or a family member, will face surgery or an invasive medical procedure, such as dialysis or colonoscopy. DrMarkDavisAuthor of over 40 medical articles and several books, he will discuss how patients can empower themselves and take charge of their own treatment, by learning how best to identify a safe surgeon and a safe facility.

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Listen to our radio show with Dearly Departed Dialysis Patients Families on the problems of care of their loved ones.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | By arlene | No Comments

A frank discussion with family members of departed Dialysis Patients about the level of care provided to their loved one. Additionally the feeling of a lack of basic information on the care of the family member and how they felt out of the loop during the Dialysis process and care for their loved one will be covered.

The current problem with overworked and under trained technician’s which has led to patient injury and in some cases patient deaths needs to be addressed and changes legislated.

There are too many cases of patients being terminated from care for unjust causes; then blackballed from care by other clinics within the same company.

Listen on line at:

To listen by phone or participate call (347) 857-3961

Thursday evening September 4, 2014

9:00 Eastern, 8:00 Central, 6:00 Pacific

New Dialysis Infection Prevention pamphlets going out to all dialysis clinics from CDC.

Friday, September 20, 2013 | By Scott | No Comments

Sept. 20, 2013 – We have some new dialysis infection prevention resources going out the door today to providers and patients.  These are being sent in packets to the ~6,000 dialysis facilities in the country.

 Please feel free to share with other patient advocates who may be interested in these materials.


We are very excited to announce three new resources for preventing infections in dialysis patients: a Provider Training Video and accompanying Provider Poster and Patient Pocket Guide.  Please visit our Dialysis Safety website to see these new materials.

Provider Training Video: Preventing Bloodstream Infections in Outpatient Hemodialysis Patients: Best Practices for Dialysis Staff. 

The video is intended to be used by outpatient hemodialysis facilities as an educational tool to help remind their frontline staff, including technicians and nurses, about infection prevention measures. It can be used as an orientation video for new staff and as an annual in-service training tool to remind staff of proper protocols.

Provider Poster: Put Together the Pieces to Prevent Infections in Dialysis Patients

The poster can be posted in staff lounges or on the treatment floor to serve as a reminder of the messages in the video and other important ways to prevent infections.

Patient Pocket Guide: 6 Tips to PreventDialysisInfections

The patient pocket guide is intended to educate patients on ways they can help prevent infections and can be shared as part of an information packet or reviewed with them by clinical staff.

The poster and pocket guide are available for order through our warehouse. The DVD will be available for order starting next week.

Today, we are conducting a mailing to provide one copy of each of these materials to each outpatient hemodialysis facility in the U.S.  We hope you will help promote these materials and encourage facilities in your area to use them.

Please visit our Dialysis Safety website for additional infection prevention resources, including a free continuing education (CE) activity and several observation tools, checklist tools, and protocols.

Thank you for your continued commitment to preventing infections in hemodialysis patients.



Abbigail Tumpey, MPH CHES
Associate Director for Communications Science
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
Phone: 404-639-1125
Cell: 404-259-7064