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2019 Bloodstream Infection
Quality Improvement Activity (QIA)

Network Project Lead: Jeannette Shrift


NCC BSI QIA Learning and Action Network (LAN) Materials

Quality Improvement Videos and Tools

Electronic Medical Records(EMR)/
Health Information Exchange (HIE) Connectivity

Tools and Resources for BSI Reduction

CDC Resources to Support Core Intervention #9 – Antimicrobial Ointment


  1. Soi V, Moore CL, Kumbar L, Yee J. Prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infections in patients on hemodialysis: challenges and management strategies. International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease. 2016; 9:95-103. doi:10.2147/IJNRD.S76826.
  2. Nguyen DB1, Shugart A2, Lines C2 et al. National healthcare safety network (NHSN) dialysis event surveillance report for 2014. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Jul 7;12(7):1139-1146. doi: 10.2215/CJN.11411116. Epub 2017 Jun 29.
  3. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control. CDC approach to BSI prevention in dialysis facilities. Last updated June 15, 2016. Accessed December 18, 2017.
  4. Yi SH, Kallen AJ, Hess S, Bren VR. Sustained infection reduction in an outpatient hemodialysis centers participating in a collaborative bloodstream infection prevention effort. Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 2016: -14.