Thank you to all the facilities involves in the Patient Safety Quality Improvement Activity. The Network has recently implement a new process to collect feedback form facilities involved in all quality improvement activities. At the end of each month the Network will provide facilities a link to complete a Monthly summary report. This is a place for facilities to provide feedback to the Network that can be shared with CMS.
On June 5, 2018 the National Coordinating Center hosted a Bloodstream Reduction Learning and Action Network call. For all facilities who were unable to attend, the link to the recording has been provided in this newsletter. Please review the recording at your earliest convince.
The NCC focused the LAN activities around the importance of proper surface disinfection. Key components of disinfection are:
- Make sure you are using the correct cleaning product for the job
- Making sure the product is being used as the way the label directs you to.
In June 2017 Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released a survey and certification memo, which stated that as of July 2017, facilities will be cited for cleaning and disinfecting dialysis machine before a patient has left the station. Facilities should also ensure that all drain buckets are emptied and proper disinfected between treatments and all shared medical equipment must be disinfected after each use. Examples are