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The Renal Physicians Association and the Forum of End Stage Renal Disease Networks welcome you to Keeping Kidney Patients Safe. This web site serves as a resource for nephrology professionals who are committed to achieving and maintaining optimum levels of kidney patient safety.

Keeping Kidney Patients Safe provides information and best practices to prevent the occurrence of the Six Adverse Patient Safety Events as identified by patient and professional surveys and also assists nephrology professionals in meeting the quality assessment and performance improvement (QAPI) requirements outlined in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions for Coverage for End Stage Renal Disease Facilities.

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RPA has partnered with Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition, led by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). It aims to prevent blood stream infections in patients. 

 

 

Current Spotlight

How have more than 120 dialysis facilities found tools and resources necessary to implement patient safety targets, create an awareness of patient safety issues, and learn more about specific areas of patient safety. Find out how they use the 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program to create a patient safety culture.

 

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The rate of compliance with hand hygiene is significantly lower when gloves were worn. Visit Did You Know? to learn more.