Preventing infections in hemodialysis


Intravenous literature: Rebmann, T. and Barnes, S.A. (2011) Preventing infections in hemodialysis: An executive summary of the APIC Elimination Guide. American Journal of Infection Control. 39(1), p.72-75.


The APIC began publishing their series of Elimination Guides in 2007. Since then, 9 Elimination Guides have been developed that cover a range of important infection prevention issues, such as the prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, catheter-related urinary tract infections, and mediastinitis surgical site surveillance. Multidrug-resistant organisms have also been the focus of APIC Elimination Guides, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile, and multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii. The content of each of these Elimination Guides will be summarized in a series of upcoming Brief Reports published in the American Journal of Infection Control.

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