Patient safety is the practice of reporting, analyzing, and preventing medical errors that often lead to adverse healthcare events. In addition, care providers must create a culture of safety, an environment focused on finding solutions rather than blame.
Resources to Improve Patient Safety
Creating a Culture of Safety from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Quality and Patient Safety Resources from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Enhancing Communication and Cultural Competancy from The Joint Commission
5-Diamond Patient Safety Program developed by ESRD Networks. The 2023 Program Year offers a new website experience for participants, presented on a more user-friendly and interactive platform. Currently hosting nine program modules covering a variety of safety-related topics, all modules now offer continuing education credit to dialysis team members who successfully complete module requirements while participating with their facility.