Published in Blood Weekly, February 16th, 1998
Insufficient training of hemodialysis personnel about the design and proper handling and maintenance of the machines may contribute to the transmission of bacterial bloodstream infections (BSIs) to hemodialysis patients, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia, indicated.
The CDC issued a summary of investigations of three clusters of gram-negative bacterial BSIs at hemodialysis centers in Canada, the United States, and Israel ("Outbreaks of Gram-Negative Bacterial...
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