The American Association of Kidney Patients Endorses the End Stage Renal Disease Networks 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program
Tampa, FL – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is pleased to announce its endorsement of the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Networks participating in the 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program. The ESRD Network of New England in collaboration with the Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition developed the 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program to assist dialysis providers in increasing awareness and promoting and building a culture of safety among patients and staff.
The program has also been endorsed by the Renal Physicians Association (RPA), the National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA) and the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association. “Patient safety and quality of care are important to AAKP. This program promotes a culture of safety to end preventable patient harm by engaging, educating and equipping patient-care team to put evidence-based safe practices in place,” said AAKP Executive Director Gary Green.
The 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program is designed to focus on specific areas in need of improvement. The program has evolved into a national, automated, web-based program, which includes 15 program modules and is supported by 13 of the 18 ESRD Networks in the U.S., representing 73-percent of our patient population.
AAKP is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for kidney patients through education, advocacy and patient to patient support. We are recognized as the leader for patient-centered kidney health education. We believe patients who understand their disease, and who work with their health care team, have a better quality of health and greater quality of life. We bring over 45 years of experience educating and advocating for kidney wellness.
Visit the 5-Diamond website at www.5diamondpatientsafety.org today and join the program! For more information on the American Association of Kidney Patients, please call www.aakp.org or call1-800-749-22571-800-749-2257.
The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is the voluntary, patient organization, which for 45 years, has been dedicated to improving the quality of life of kidney patients through education, advocacy and the fostering of patient communities. The programs offered by AAKP inform and inspire patients and their families to better understand their condition, adjust more readily to their circumstances, and assume more normal, productive lives in their communities.