The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports infection is the second most common cause of death and hospitalization among dialysis patients. Hemodialysis patients have multiple and frequent exposure to healthcare environments undergoing treatment three times per week with direct access to their bloodstream via venipuncture and catheters. Healthcare expenditures for these infections are staggering. Research has shown that the Implementation of the CDC core interventions reduces infections dramatically, saving lives and reducing healthcare costs. Take a minute to review these interventions, by clicking here, to assure your facility is doing everything possible to be safe and save lives.