Beginning Nov. 20, 2023, every U.S. household can again place an order to receive four more free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered to their home by visiting COVIDTests.gov. If you did not order tests this fall, you may place two orders for a total of eight tests. Additionally, before you discard any “expired” test kits you have, please check here to see if the expiration dates of your COVID-19 tests have been extended.

Dialysis Facility Resources

 
Patients undergoing dialysis treatment are at an increased risk for getting HAIs. Systematic surveillance for dialysis-related infections and related events and evidence-based prevention interventions, can significantly reduce HAIs among dialysis patients.
 
The resources below are for use by healthcare professionals, especially those working in outpatient hemodialysis centers. To assure the information you receive is the most up to date, resources are linked to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
 
Surveillance

Dialysis BSI Prevention Collaborative

Infection Prevention Tools

The Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) Strategy - Healthcare-associated Infections

Recommendations

Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)

Education and Training

Antibiotic Prescribing and Use in Hospitals and Long-Term care

Clinician Education - Dialysis Safety

Continuing Education "Infection Prevention in Dialysis Settings"

Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings - Clean Hands Count

Infection Control in Hemodialysis, Training Curriculum - Connecticut DPH

 

 

            
 

 

 

 
To contact the Healthcare Associated Infections Program, please call 860-509-7995.