Assisting dialysis facilities to improve both staff and patient awareness of specific patient safety areas, promoting patient safety values, and building a culture of patient safety in every dialysis facility.

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The ESRD Networks believe it is important for each dialysis facility to incorporate patient safety into its organizational culture. In 2008, the 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program was developed as an innovative training and recognition program to assist dialysis providers in increasing awareness and building a culture of safety among patients and staff. The program is designed to focus on specific areas in need of improvement and consistency. Learn more...


The 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program was created by the Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition (MARC, ESRD Network 5) and the ESRD Network of New England (ESRD Network 1), is supported by the national ESRD Networks, and is endorsed by:
 
  American Nephrology Nurses' Association  Renal Physicians Association National Renal Administrators Association    
  Dialysis Clinics, Inc. American Association of Kidney Patients  

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In an effort to expand the reach of the 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program to those previously unable to participate, and for a smoother process for all participants, the program has been automated.  In order to view module tools & resources, or to complete modules for Diamond status, all visitors are asked to register.  Registration and participation are both free to any interested dialysis facility.  
 
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