Long-term catheter quality improvement activity (qia)

Long Term Catheter QIA Logo

Quality Insights Renal Network 5 is conducting a Vascular Access Project to decrease long-term catheter (LTC) use rates (catheter in use > 90 days) among prevalent dialysis patients. Catheter limit was developed to achieve a Network reduction in the rate of long-term catheter use among prevalent patients in dialysis facilities.  
Network Project Lead:  Lori Finch, MS, RN, CNN


Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI)

KDOQI Clinical Practice Guideline for Vascular Access: 2019 Update


Project Launch Materials

2020 LTC QIA Cohorts
Richmond Peninsula Tidewater
Kickoff Slides    

Patient Engagement Resources

Lifeline for a Lifetime Patient Resources Professional Resources
Vascular Access Management Patient Resources Professional Resources
Fistula First Catheter Last Patient Resources Professional Resources
Monthly Catheter Tracking Tool   Professional Resources


Professional Resources

*NEW* Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) KDOQI Clinical Practice Guideline for Vascular Access: 2019 Update

Forum of ESRD Networks’ Medical Advisory Council (MAC) Catheter Reduction Toolkit

Interactive Tool CVC Reduction

On Goal Report Catheter Reduction Tool

QAPI Keeping Track of Accountability

QAPI Worksheet