Quality & Patient Safety

Q&A: Focus put on dialysis

Patient Safety Monitor, September 1, 2018

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 In patient safety, when hospital accreditors take an interest in something, you should as well. That is why you should be paying extra attention to your dialysis procedures.  Each year, 468,000 patients receive dialysis as treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and surveyors have been cracking down on compliance. 


Jennifer Cowel, RN, MHSA, is president of Patton Healthcare Consulting in Naperville, Illinois, and Kathleen Good, MSN, RN, is an associate of the company. They are both Joint Commission alumni and spoke with PSMJ about maintaining a safe dialysis program.

 

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