Tools and Resources

Infection is the second leading cause of vascular access loss.

Provider Information

For HAI Blood Stream Infection (BSI) Quality Improvement Activity Information, click here.



  • 2015 HAI Quality Improvement Activities
  • AHRQ Safety Program for Dialysis Facilities ToolkitThe Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Safety Program for End-Stage Renal Disease Facilities Toolkit includes training materials to help dialysis centers provide safer care to patients by addressing infection prevention. Available at no charge, the toolkit helps clinicians and other health care workers:
    • Follow clinical best practices
    • Create a culture of safety
    • Use checklists and other audit tools
    • Engage patients and their families in infection prevention practices


Healthcare Associated Infections

Initiative Contacts

Network 1 (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
Kristin Brickel, RN, MSN, MHA, CNN
Quality Improvement Director

Network 2 (NY)
Carol Lyden, RN, BSN, MS, CNN
Quality Improvement Director

Network 9 (IN, KY, OH)
Victoria L. Cash, RN, BSN, MBA
Executive Director