bloodstream infections quality improvement activity (qia)

Network Project Lead:  Lori Finch, MS, RN, CNN
WIPEOut Preventing HAIs Project

The Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition/Network 5 is conducting a Bloodstream Infections (BSIs) Project, WipeOut, to reduce BSI rates among dialysis patients. Selected facilities will be provided with guidance to improve implementation of the CDC Recommended Interventions for Dialysis BSI Prevention. Project WipeOut will lead to the ultimate goal of a 5% or greater relative reduction in BSI rates creating a safer environment for dialysis patients.

Project Resources

Patient Access Infection Control Checklist

Staff Education and Competency

Surveillance and Feedback Using NHSN

Catheter/Vascular Access Care Observations

Hand Hygiene Observations

Catheter Hub Disinfection

Catheter Reduction

Patient Education and Engagement

Chlorhexidine for Skin Antisepsis

Antimicrobial Ointment

Webinars & Slides


Webinar #3 & Slide Deck
March 2017

Webinar #2 & Slide Deck
February 2017

Prevention Process Measures Training Slide Deck
January 2017

Kickoff Webinar & Slide Deck
January 2017

Webinar Troubleshooting:  Download the WebEx Networking Recording Player