The 5 Diamond Patient Safety Program, in place since 2008, has provided a resource for the ESRD community to incorporate patient safety into their organizational culture. For each module successfully completed, the facility is awarded a “Diamond” culminating in the 5-Diamond Facility recognition once program objectives are completed. In 2015, this program became entirely web-based thanks to a number of partners, most notably the Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition (Network 5), who manage the program at a National level.
The IPRO ESRD Program will no longer be listed as “participating” Networks; however, the 5 Diamond Program resources are still available for facilities to use and garner recognition for module completion and Diamond status. The only change you will see at the facility level will be in registration and the key contact for inquiries. Beginning in 2016, the Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition (Network 5) will be reviewing submitted modules and reporting forms and approving these from the national level, with the exception of those under the Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI) umbrella, who are participating as an organization. We would like to thank Network 5 for their dedication to this program, and encourage facilities to continue to utilize these modules for education about patient safety.
The program is entirely web-based and can be accessed at www.5diamondpatientsafety.org. All users must register on the site as either a program participant of as a “view only” user and indicate their Network affiliation.