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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Upon completion of this module, dialysis facility personnel will be able to:
  • recognize transplantation as the preferred modality for dialysis patients with ESRD
  • implement clearly defined education and referral protocols that utilize a facility-level transplant liaison in transplantation discussions with patients and staff
  • increase communication between dialysis facilities and transplant centers  
  • 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 staff complete Pre-Test (available in English or Spanish)
  • 100% of staff complete in-service training module PowerPoint Presentation on transplantation (available in English or Spanish)
  • 100% of staff complete Post-Test (available in English or Spanish)
  • Track to ensure all new patients receive Transplant information (you may use your own tracking mechanism or the template provided)
  • For a period of no less than 3-months, track to ensure monthly lab samples are submitted for all patients on the transplant wait list (you may use your own tracking mechanism or the template provided)
  • Assign and submit the name of the healthcare worker (HCW) in the role of dialysis facility transplant liaison
  • Complete online Reporting Form
If you would like to participate with your facility to earn Diamond status, please
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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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