CARE IN DIALYSIS FACILITIES EXPOSED
A dedicated investigative reporter, Robin Fields has done what many of us advocates have wanted for a long time -- exposed that which happens in many dialysis clinics. We hope that these articles will effect change for many patients in many dialysis units. There are situations that never get publicized and, again, we can hope for change now. We ask the providers at every level, from corporate, stockholders, dialysis staff and physicians, "Is this the care you would want to receive, or have a loved one receive?" That IS the question.
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PRESS RELEASE - March 1, 2011 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC) Infections in ICUs Plummeting, Too many remain in Hospitals and DIALYSIS UNITS
When will providers realize the numbers of cited deficiencies, during their facility surveys (inspections) clearly show something is amiss. We have not seen any significant decline in the numbers of infection control deficiencies cited, even since the new Conditions were released two years ago.
We direct you to the following link: http://www.qualitysafepatientcare.com/breaking-news.php This link shows facilities (Davita) that were conducted the last part of 2020. These deficiencies clearly support my theory that something is lacking in the educational/training/preceptor programs in units as well as unit-level supervision. As I continue to speak with patients, even some staff, I am convinced, even more, that a full understanding of practices, consequences for not implementing correct practices coupled with lack of effective supervision is the foundational reason for these continued deficiencies and some infections.