Creating a Culture of Patient Safety in our Dialysis Facilities

This activity will address the crucial issue of patient safety. Strategies to develop a culture of patient safety within the dialysis clinic will be discussed.

Original release date: October 15, 2015
Review date: January 5, 2017
Expiration date: December 1, 2017

Learning Objectives: 

After participation in this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the factors that led to the need to develop a culture of patient safety
  • Discuss the importance of the need for a culture of patient safety from a CMS perspective
  • List the components that define a culture of safety
  • Identify at least one program that can help develop a culture of safety in a dialysis setting

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Dialysis technicians
CME/CE Information:

Nurse and Dialysis Technician

The National Kidney Foundation is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Awarded 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education (includes 0.0 contact hours in the area of pharmacology). 
Method of Participation:

Learners will review the materials on accreditation information, target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information; participate in the entire self-study consisting of slides and audio; and complete the post-test (minimum score of 70% required) and evaluation to successfully earn credit.  The estimated time for completion is 1.5 hours. 

Declaration of Disclosure:

It is the policy of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME/CE activities. Any individual who has control over CME/CE content is required to disclose to learners prior to the activity any relevant financial relationship(s) they may have with commercial interests supporting this activity or whose products or devices are discussed in this activity.  

If, on the basis of information disclosed, a perceived conflict exists, resolution will be achieved based on NKF's Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Policy.

Unlabeled/Investigational Use:

During their presentations, faculty may discuss an unlabeled use or an investigational use not approved for a commercial product. Each faculty member is required to disclose this information to the audience when referring to an unlabeled or investigational use.

Disclaimer:

The faculty and National Kidney Foundation (NKF) do not recommend the use of any pharmaceutical, diagnostic test, or device outside of the labeled indications as approved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Information contained in this NKF educational resource is based upon current data available at the time of publication. Information is intended to help clinicians become aware of new scientific findings and developments.  This NKF educational resource is not intended to set out a preferred standard of care and should not be construed as one. Neither should the information be interpreted as prescribing an exclusive course of management.

Variations in practice will inevitably and appropriately occur when clinicians take into account the needs of individual patients, available resources, and limitations unique to an institution or type of practice. Every healthcare professional making use of information in this NKF educational resource is responsible for interpreting the data as it pertains to clinical decision making in each individual patient.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
10/15/2015
Course expires: 
10/15/2017
Cost:
$25.00
Rating: 
5
Faculty Disclosures:

Deborah Cote, MSN, RN, CNN, NE-BC
Dialysis Program Administrator
University of Virginia Health System
Verona, VA
Disclosure: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s)

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Deborah Cote, MSN, RN, CNN, NE-BC
Dialysis Program Administrator
University of Virginia Health System
Verona, VA
Disclosure: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Kim Deaver, RN, BSN, CNN
Dialysis Nurse Manager
University of Virginia
Swoope, VA
Disclosure: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Nathalie Harden
Director, CME
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Danielle Nathan, MA
Professional Education Director
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Anna Okoniewski
CME/CE Activities Manager
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

James Papanikolaw, MA
Senior Scientific Director
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Annette Hood, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC
Nephrology Nurse Practitioner
Metro Hypertension & Kidney Center
Hazelwood, MO
Disclosure: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Cintia Perez, RN, MSN, CNN
Nurse Manager - Dialysis & Infusion
VA Hospital - Loma Linda
Loma Linda, CA
Disclosure: No financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Catherine Lewis, RN, BSN, CNN
RN CKD Educator
DaVita
Dunmore, PA
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Available Credit

  • 1.50 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/15/2015
Course expires: 
10/15/2017

Price

Cost:
$25.00
Please login or register for a PERC account to take this course.

Required Hardware/software

System requirements can be found here.

Contact Information:

For any questions concerning this activity, please send an email to CMEinfo@kidney.org or call NKF at 1-800-622-9010.

To view NKF privacy and confidentiality policy as it relates to CME/CE activity, please visit http://www.kidney.org/

For additional professional education resources, contact NKF at 1-800-622-9010 or visit https://www.kidney.org/professionals