Bugs and Drugs: Prevention of Blood Stream Infections

CME/CE Activity

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation*, an accredited provider by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) and an accredited provider by the Association for Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide continuing education to physicians, nurses/dialysis technicians, dietitians and social workers respectively. In addition, individual activities are approved on an activity specific basis for family physicians, advanced practitioners (nurse practitioners and physician assistants), pharmacists, certified case managers, certified rehabilitation counselors, and other specialties.

*Activity approvals: Prior to January 2012 through the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA); January 2012-December 2012 through the Ohio Nurses Association (ONA).

Available through
Mar 15, 2019
Many bloodstream infections in hemodialysis patients are preventable. In this activity blood stream infections (BSI) will be discussed. Recommended practices to identify the risk factors and how to prevent them in the dialysis patient population will be examined. Evidence-based strategies to reduce them as well as the current research gaps will also be reviewed.
Approved for: 1.5 **
Faculty: Priti Patel, MD, MPH
Cost: Free for NKF Members / $25 for non-members