Improving the Overall Perception of Safety in the Hemodialysis Unit

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 activity 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
  • Dialysis Technicians
Method of Participation:

Learners will review the materials on accreditation information, target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information; complete the pre-test; review the video content; complete the post-test (minimum score of 70% required; learners will only have 3 attempts to pass the post-test) and evaluation to successfully earn credit.

If you participated in the live symposium Improving the Overall Perception of Safety in the Hemodialysis Unit on May 11, 2019 and claimed credit, you should not claim credit for this endured activity.

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 Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/08/2019
Course expires: 
11/08/2021
Cost:
$35.00
Rating: 
0
Faculty Disclosures

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

Planning Committee Disclosures

Marianne Neumann, RN, CNN
Clinical Manager
Albany Regional Kidney Center
Rensselaer, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Jessica Joseph, MBA
Senior Vice President, Scientific Operations
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Kathryn Troy, MPH
Senior Continuing Medical 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.

Available Credit

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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
11/08/2019
Course expires: 
11/08/2021

Price

Cost:
$35.00
Please login or register for a PERC account to take this course.

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.

Required Hardware/software

System requirements can be found here.

Contact Information:

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