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 former Network of New England, is supported by the national ESRD Networks, and is endorsed by:

  American Nephrology Nurses' Association  Renal Physicians Association NRAA-2015-Logo.jpg      
  Dialysis Clinic, Inc. logo American Association of Kidney Patients Fresenius Medical Care logo    
    U.S. Renal Care      



Your Summary page
(under Participants menu tab)
is where you:

  • Check submitted module status

  • Print Diamond status certificates

  • Access Program Review (required for 5-Diamond status)

    You have not earned/renewed 5-Diamond status until you've completed your Program Review

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