ESRD Toolkit Modules

Modules contain PowerPoint slides, facilitator notes, video vignettes, and tools. Each module includes teaching tools and resources to support change at the unit level, presented through facilitator notes that take you step by step through the slides, tools, and videos.

Creating a Culture of Safety

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.

Clinical Care

The Clinical Care module of the ESRD Toolkit summarizes why proper clinical care is important in preventing vascular access infections, explains practices staff members can follow during site access to reduce infection risk, and describes ways to evaluate infection control practices at a facility.

Using Checklists and Audit Tools

The Using Checklists and Audit Tools module of the ESRD Toolkit explains the importance of using data in the quality assurance and performance improvement process, and explains how implementing checklists and audit tools aligns with the principles of safe design.

Patient and Family Engagement

The Patient and Family Engagement module of the ESRD Toolkit defines patient engagement in the context of end-stage renal disease facilities, discusses how to recognize and overcome obstacles to patient engagement, explains how to engage patients and their families in infection reduction, and helps your facility determine next steps to better engage patients and their families.

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Page last reviewed January 2015
Page originally created January 2015
Internet Citation: ESRD Toolkit Modules. 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/toolkitmodules.html