Five Diamond Approach to Patient Safety Program
IPRO End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network of New York believes it is important for each dialysis facility to incorporate patient safety into their organizational culture. To help promote patient safety values, IPRO ESRD Network is implementing the 5 Diamond Approach to Patient Safety Program. The goal of this program is to help dialysis facilities better implement patient safety principles among both staff and patients.
This interactive program is designed so that each dialysis facility that completes one module and submits documentation (i.e. write up about how you implemented the module and the outcome achieved) to the ESRD Network, will receive one "diamond", with a maximum of 5 diamonds awarded to a facility within the participation period. All participating facilities that receive at least 1 diamond, will be recognized as follows:
1 - 4 Diamond Facilities
Facility accomplishment written in Network Notes newsletter Facility recognized on the Network's website
5 Diamond Facilities
Five Diamond Facilities will receive a recognition letter and a plaque recognizing the facility's Five-Diamond Patient Safety Program status.
Upon successful completion of five modules, we encourage you to market your facility as a Five-Diamond Patient Safety Facility.
The following schedule applies to Five-Diamond Status:
Achievement between 1/1/2011 and 12/31/2012 is valid until 12/31/2013.
Achievement between 1/1/2012 and 12/31/2013 is valid unitl 12/31/2014.
Renewal of Five Diamond Status
Renewal of status is only offered to facilities that earned/renewed 5-Diamond status during the previous program year.
Facilities wishing to renew their 5-Diamond status from the previous program year must re-apply to participate in the current program year.
Renewal facilities must repeat the mandatory Patient Safety Principles module for each year status is renewed and complete two additional modules of their choosing.
Renewal facilities may repeat modules completed in previous program years.
To have your facility participate in the Five Diamond Approach to Patient Safety program, please fill out this on-line application form. After you have applied, your facility must complete the mandatory Patient Safety Principles module first, and then you may complete additional modules in any order to attain multiple diamond status.
To access the program and it's modules, please click here http://www.5diamondpatientsafety.org/
After you have completed and have documented the required measures for a module, please send the information into the Network either
by MAIL to
Five Diamond Coordinator
IPRO ESRD Network of New York
1979 Marcus Ave Suite 105
Lake Success, NY 11042
by fax 516-326-8929
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the network:
(516) 209-5578 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This education program is free of charge and your facility may use any of these modules for educational programs.
If you officially enroll in the program by filling out an application your facility's progress towards five diamond status will be recorded and publicized.
This program is endorsed by the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) and the Renal Physicians Association (RPA)