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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.

Welcome to our 2023 Program Year!

The 5 Diamond Patient Safety Program was developed in 2008 for dialysis providers and other healthcare staff to assess and improve their culture of patient safety within their dialysis facilities.

The program is an automated, online, national educational resource, consisting of patient safety topic modules including the tools and resources necessary to implement each patient safety concept. Any dialysis facility, regardless of Network area may participate in the program. For each module successfully completed during a program year, the facility earns one Diamond. Upon successful completion of five modules, and a Program Review questionnaire completed by all staff, the facility is recognized as a 5-Diamond Patient Safety Facility.

We are excited to launch the 16th program year which is free to every dialysis facility in the nation, with limited continuing education credit available. For instructions, tips and tricks to using the new platform check out the 5 Diamond User Guide.

NEW FOR 2023 – YOUR USER NAME FOR LOG-IN IS YOUR FACILITY 6-DIGIT MEDICARE CERTIFICATION/PROVIDER NUMBER (CCN).

This year’s program modules

Dietitian, Nursing, Social Work, and Technician CEs available for the following modules.

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Culture of Safety (Mandatory 1st Module)

Culture of Safety (Mandatory)

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
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Care Coordination/Care Transitions

Care Coordination/ Transitions

Upon completion of this module, dialysis facility personnel will be able to:

  • Define care coordination and care transitions
  • Discuss challenges associated with care coordination
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Mental-Behavioral Health

Mental-Behavioral Health

Upon completion of this module, dialysis facility personnel will be able to:

  • Recognize depression and how it manifests among patients with end stage renal disease
  • Identify key concepts associated with treatments for depression
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Nursing and Technician CEs available for the following modules.

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Antibiotic Stewardship

Antibiotic Stewardship

Upon completion of this module, dialysis facility personnel will be able to:

  • Define antibiotic stewardship
  • Apply the CDC’s core elements of antibiotic stewardship within the dialysis facility
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Health Literacy

Health Literacy

Upon completion of this module, dialysis facility personnel will be able to:

  • Explain the impact limited health literacy has on clinical outcomes for people with kidney disease
  • Identify at least three (3) indicators of limited health literacy
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Home Dialysis Therapy

Home Dialysis Therapy

Upon completion of this module, dialysis facility personnel will be able to:

  • Educate all eligible patients about home dialysis therapy
  • Assess all eligible patients for interest, and refer as appropriate, all eligible patients to home dialysis therapy
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Slips, Trips, and Falls

Slips, Trips, and Falls

Upon completion of this module, dialysis facility personnel will be able to:

  • recognize patient safety issues associated with slips, trips, and falls in the dialysis unit
  • identify slip, trip, and fall prevention strategies in the dialysis unit
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Transplantation

Transplantation

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 coordination
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Vaccinations

Vaccinations

Upon completion of this module, dialysis facility personnel will be able to:

  • identify recommended vaccinations for dialysis patients

  • discuss myths vs. facts related to vaccinations

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The 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program is endorsed by:
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