Creating a Culture of Safety

ESRD Toolkit

The Creating a Culture of Safety module of the ESRD Toolkit discusses the importance of a comprehensive, unit-based approach to safety and its impact on improving patient care and reducing harm in dialysis centers.

Presentation Slides (PPTX, 20 MB)

Facilitator Notes (ZIP, 41.4 MB)

Videos

  • Fostering a Culture of Safety
    This video vignette shows a fictional scenario in which a positive culture of safety overcomes multiple commonly seen barriers to infection prevention in dialysis facilities.
  • Undermining a Culture of Safety
    This video vignette shows a fictional scenario of a dialysis center with a culture that endangers patient safety. Staff members can use it to learn from the safety defects portrayed.

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Tools

Page last reviewed January 2015
Page originally created January 2015
Internet Citation: Creating a Culture of Safety. Content last reviewed January 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patient-safety-resources/resources/esrd/cultureofsafety.html