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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Culture of Safety (Mandatory Module)

Objectives: 


Upon completion of this module, dialysis facility personnel will be able to:
  • describe the basic concepts of patient safety in the healthcare environment
  • identify best practices to prevent safety errors
  • engage patients and families to enhance their culture of safety


Activities Required for Diamond Status/Measures:

In order to receive Diamond Status, your facility must meet the measures listed below:  

  • 100% of entire staff (includes Dietitians, Management, Nurses, Medical Directors, Social Workers, and Technicians), complete the 10-question Facility Pre-Program Self-Assessment which should be shared with staff and leadership before in-service training
  • 100% of entire staff (includes Dietitians, Management, Nurses, Medical Directors, Social Workers, and Technicians), participate in in-service training with PowerPoint presentations: 
    • Culture of Safety 
    • Culture of Safety in the Dialysis Unit 
  • Complete online Reporting Form
 
If you would like to participate with your facility to earn Diamond status, please
so you may access the module tools, resources, and reporting forms.
 
 
If your facility completes and submits this module as complete, all nurses who participated with their facility may apply for 1.0 continuing education credit for their participation. In order to receive continuing education credit: Credit will not be issued until after your facility has submitted the module's final step: the Culture of Safety Reporting Form, via the 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program website, and it has been marked as Complete by the 5-Diamond system.*


*If you encounter an issue with obtaining continuing education credit, please verify your facility has submitted the required module Reporting Form and that it has been marked Complete before contacting the National Office.
 




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