bloodstream infections quality improvement activity (qia)

Bundle LogoNetwork Project Lead: Lori Finch, MS, RN, CNN
Network Project Co-lead: Amanda Morelli, BS, RN

AIM: 20% or greater relative reduction in BSI rates, creating a safer environment for dialysis patients.

Quality Insights Renal Network 5 (QIRN5) is conducting a Blood Stream Reduction/Prevention Project (Bundle Up) to reduce and prevent BSI rates among dialysis patients. Selected facilities are provided with guidance to improve implementation of the CDC 9 Core interventions for Dialysis BSI Prevention.

Monthly Data Collection

Monthly Data Collection Tool

Project Resources

CDC Dialysis Safety

Webinars & Slides

June 5, 2018

Webinar Troubleshooting:  Download the WebEx Networking Recording Player

Annual NHSN Training

Each year, the CDC requires that one person from each facility complete the Annual NHSN Dialysis Event Surveillance Training. Starting in 2018, Network 5 must verify, track, and report training activity to CMS monthly.
To receive credit for completing the required training, follow these steps:
  • Complete the training.
    • Click on Training Spotlight
    • Click on Dialysis Event Surveillance Annual Training (self-paced interactive multimedia instruction.)
  • Print out the certificate of completion.
  • At the top of the certificate, write your clinic CCN.
  • Fax certificate to the Network Office at 804.320.5918

NCC Blood Stream Infection LAN Calls

Below is the TENTATIVE schedule for the remaining 2018 QIA LAN calls. Please note that these dates are subject to change based on speaker availability. Meeting details, including registration link and call overview, to be provided prior as they are received.

Bloodstream Infection (BSI)
April 3 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET
June 5 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET
August 7 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET
October 2 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET
December 4 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET (tentative)

Patient Engagement

Days Since Last BSI   

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