Patient Safety

It is in the best interest of every patient to be an active participant in his/her health care. The more you know about your treatment and the routine of the dialysis process the more you can be an advocate for yourself. Dialysis staff is frequently asked to do more in less time and with fewer resources. This can be stressful, and humans are prone to making errors under these conditions. You can help protect yourself by taking more responsibility for your care.

To find out what else you can do to keep you safe and help maintain a safe environment in your dialysis facility, view the following resources:

Patient Safety Tip Sheet from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Speak Up! Brochure developed by The Joint Commission (TJC) 

Your kidneys perform several critical functions. They clean your blood and support important bodily functions. When your kidneys cannot perform these functions, hemodialysis may be required. The following resources may help you understand infections that hemodialysis patients can get and ways to prevent these infections.

Visit the CDC Dialysis Patient Safety Page