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* 2. Complete the below information.

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* 3. Rank your facility's CURRENT level of implementation OVERALL of the 9 CDC Core Intervention for dialysis bloodstream infection (BSI) prevention.
 
1. Surveillance and feedback using NHSN
2. Hand Hygiene Observations
3. Catheter/vascular access care observations
4. Staff education and competency
5. Patient education/engagement
6. Catheter reduction
7. Chlorhexidine for skin antisepsis
8. Catheter hub disinfection
9. Antimicrobial ointment

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* 4. Rank your facility's CURRENT level of implementation of the below CDC Core Intervention for dialysis bloodstream infection (BSI) prevention.
 
Antimicrobial Ointment
Apply antibiotic ointment or povidone-iodine ointment to catheter exit sites during dressing change.*

* See information on selecting an antimicrobial ointment for hemodialysis catheter exit sites on CDC’s Dialysis Safety website (http://www.cdc.gov/dialysis/prevention-tools/core-interventions.html#sites). Use of chlorhexidine-impregnated sponge dressing might be an alternative.

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* 5. If  your facility is not fully implementing the use of antimicrobial ointment, please list below the reason(s) why.

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* 6. Are any of the following routinely used for hemodialysis catheters in your center? (Select all that apply.)

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* 7. Do you provide catheter patients with supplies to allow for changing catheter dressings outside the dialysis center?

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* 8. Do you provide catheter patients with a protective catheter cover (e.g. Catheter Shower Cover by Shower Shield, Cath Dry) to allow them to shower?

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