As many as 1 in 4 patients may die as a result of catheter related infection
Infections are a major risk to the safety of dialysis patients. Infection is the first cause of hospitalization and the second most common cause of mortality.
The main tools in the infection control toolbox for reducing dialysis infections are hand hygiene, vascular (and catheter) access, staff education, patient/family education, skin antiseptic, and catheter hub disinfection.
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