Tools and Resources

Infection is the second leading cause of vascular access loss.

Provider Information

For HAI Blood Stream Infection (BSI) Quality Improvement Activity Information, click here.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


  • AHRQ Safety Program for Dialysis Facilities Toolkit  - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Safety Program for End-Stage Renal Disease Facilities Toolkit includes training materials to help dialysis centers provide safer care to patients by addressing infection prevention. Available at no charge, the toolkit helps clinicians and other health care workers:
    • Follow clinical best practices
    • Create a culture of safety
    • Use checklists and other audit tools
    • Engage patients and their families in infection prevention practices



Healthcare Associated Infections