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Examine Your Dialysis Space to Ensure Room to Separate Infectious Patients

The report examines the new regulatory focus on hemodialysis during Joint Commission accreditation surveys and provides recommendations on how hospitals should care for dialysis patients to prevent the spread of infection.

  • Facilities must keep hepatitis B dialysis patients completely separate from non-hepatitis B dialysis patients.
  • When overseeing dialysis of patients, staff should use personal protective equipment.
  • Within the dialysis operations space, separate clean from contaminated areas.
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