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Patient Safety: Decreasing Hemodialysis Catheter Infections and Peritonitis
January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Please join Qsource ESRD Networks and Telligen for a patient safety webinar. Infection in the access is the most common cause of infection among people who undergo dialysis. This is because of their increased risk for infection due to altered or compromised immune systems, existing comorbidities, frequent need for hospitalizations, and so forth. Anytime the patient’s access is used, they are put at risk for infection if proper technique is not followed. This webinar will discuss ways to prevent these infections from occurring, as well as proper care that should be taken with the dialysis access.
Seth Furgeson, MD, is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus and a nephrologist at Denver Health. He serves as the medical director of outpatient hemodialysis and home dialysis at the Fresenius Pavilion clinic at Denver Health. Dr. Furgeson has a strong clinical interest in peritoneal dialysis and has authored several textbook chapters on peritoneal dialysis. In addition to his clinical work at Denver Health, Dr. Furgeson serves as the associate program director for the nephrology training program at the University of Colorado.
This free webinar is available to those who care for dialysis patients in any setting, particularly nursing homes, dialysis facilities, hospitals, clinicians (nephrologists, primary care physicians, nephrology nurses and other advanced practitioners), patient care technicians and administrators.
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