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ESRD Patient Safety Best Practices

The Keeping Kidney Patient Safe web site is a vehicle to collect and disseminate best practices to improve ESRD patient safety at dialysis facilities across the country. As nephrology professionals continue to contribute their patient safety best practices via the Share Your Safety Practices page, the collection of best practices on this page will continue to evolve. Keeping Kidney Patients Safe aims to provide a frequently updated and evolving resource for improving ESRD patient safety in dialysis centers. Help improve ESRD patient safety by taking a moment to fill out the Share Your Safety Practices form. A RPA representative will follow up with you for more information before adding your best practices to the Keeping Kidney Patients Safe web site. 

The best practices template outlines the information needed about your best practice. 

Source Category
St. Luke's Nephrology Associates

Vascular Access Safety
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Dialysis Program Culture of Safety 
Kidney Consultants of Louisiana

Full spectrum patient safety project (see attachments)

Satellite Dialysis of Sunnyvale

Vascular access safety and preventing patient falls

Branson Nephrology, MO

Adherence to Procedures; medication omission or errors

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles, CA

Patient Falls

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles, CA

Adherence to Procedures

Elkins Dialysis Unit, WV

Adherence to Procedures

DaVita, CA

Adherence to Procedures

UPMC Shadyside, PA

Adherence to Procedures (see attachments)

Cleveland Clinic, OH    

 Venous Needle Dislodgment
Michigan Dialysis Services, MI   Patient Falls

Saint Medical Center Dialysis, MA   Incorrect Dialyzer or Dialyzing Solution, Patient Falls, Hand Hygiene

FMC North Suburban Dialysis Center, MA

Hand Hygiene

IDF Arundel Center, MD

Patient Falls

UVA Amherst Dialysis, VA

Hand hygiene, Patient Falls, Adherence to Procedures

The Centers For Dialysis Care, OH

Adherence to Procedures

Wheeling Renal Care, WV

Patient Falls

Fresenius Medical Care, ME

Patient Falls

University of Virginia Renal Services, VA

Hand Hygiene

Nephrophiles, LLC, NM

Medication omissions or errors

UVA AltaVista Dialysis Center, VA

Patient Falls