CDC focuses on improving safety during dialysis

By: Mohan Garikiparithi | Health News | Friday, September 30, 2016 – 11AM

CDC focuses on improving safety during dialysis The CDC will focus its attention on reducing the risk of infection in the blood during dialysis treatment. Dialysis is used in patients with renal insufficiency when the kidneys are unable to filter blood. Each year, about 37,000 patients develop life-threatening infections of the blood as a result of dialysis. If the CDC implemented new safety guidelines for dialysis, that number could be halved.

said CDC Director Tom Frieden Dr. “Performing security steps based on evidence a routine part of patient care is a proven way to keep patients on dialysis safe strategy bloodstream infections. We appreciate the new coalition of kidney dialysis and stepping forward to protect the health of patients on dialysis. “
“Dialysis patients are particularly vulnerable to infections. We want to rescue tools in the right hands to make a real impact on the lives of patients,” Dr. Priti Patel added, Division of CDC Health quality.

these safety issues dialysis when members of the CDC are discussed next week.

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