infection prevention

Among hemodialysis patients, infections are the second leading cause of death. Hemodialysis patients are more at risk of infections such as Staphylococcus aureus and other bloodstream infections and viral hepatitis. The following resources provide guidelines for infection control strategies and should be used to prevent the transmission of infection in outpatient hemodialysis centers.


CDC Guidelines and Recommendations for Preventing Infections in Hemodialysis

Infection Control Requirements for Dialysis Facilities

Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings

CDC Isolation Precautions

Infection Control Assessment Tool for Hemodialysis Facilities

Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings

Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections

Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities

Guidelines for Vaccinating Kidney CKD and Dialysis Patients

Hepatitis C 

CDC Health Advisory

CDC Recommendations for HCV Screening