Quality & Patient Safety

Dialysis tips

Patient Safety Monitor, March 1, 2019

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BY A.J. PLUNKETT (APLUNKETT@DECISIONHEALTH.COM)

Expect more focus on hemodialysis this year. The Joint Commission  (TJC) and CMS have indicated that surveyors will focus on infection control practices, including isolation of infectious patients and medication storage, preparation, and administration.

Here are some additional tips from Kathleen Good, MSN, RN, a former surveyor with TJC and now an associate of Patton Healthcare Consulting, for ensuring you keep patients safe and meet surveyor expectations. Among other areas, Good has expertise in end-stage renal disease and dialysis programs.

Use personal protective equipment

In addition to gloves, staff oversee

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