Improving the Overall Perception of Safety in the Hemodialysis Unit

May 11, 2019

Organizations with a positive safety culture are founded on mutual trust, shared perceptions of the importance of safety, and confidence in the efficacy of preventive measures. This session will discuss how to create an environment of open and honest reporting of errors and safety concerns, without fear of retaliation. Faculty will also cover ways to investigate errors focusing on the processes not the outcomes.

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Dietitians
  • Dialysis Technicians 
Activity Information:

Saturday, May 11 from 12pm to 1:00pm Eastern Time. 

Method of Participation:

Participants will attend the live webinar and submit an online activity evaluation.  Participants have up to four (4) weeks after the webinar to complete the online activity evaluation. 

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize how adapting a Just Culture can result in an improved Culture of Safety
  • Describe a new strategy to encourage the staff to speak freely when safety concerns with patients arise
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.00 CDR CPEUs
  • 1.00 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/11/2019 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
05/11/2019 - 1:00pm
Faculty Disclosures

Mary Lincoln, RN, BSN, MHA
Dialysis Director
Marcy Medical Center
Clinton, IA
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Planning Committee Disclosures

Marianne Neumann, RN, CNN, FNKF
Facility Administrator
Fresenius Kidney Care
Albany, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

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

Kathryn Troy, MPH
Professional Education Manager
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

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.

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

Nurse and Dialysis Technician

Awarded 1.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education.


The National Kidney Foundation is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.0 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.


Social Worker

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Kidney Foundation is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Kidney Foundation maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 continuing education credits.

Licensed social workers should contact their individual jurisdiction to review current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.


Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.00 CDR CPEUs
  • 1.00 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours


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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.

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