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Widmer MK, Malik J, eds. Contrib Nephrol. 2015;184:1-270. ISBN: 9783318027051.
Patients with chronic kidney failure are at high risk for adverse events from treatment errors. This publication raises awareness of safety in end-stage renal disease care, explores factors specific to this setting that contribute to failure, and describes techniques for clinicians to reduce risk of errors.
Journal Article > Commentary
Kliger AS. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015;10:688-695.
Failure to consider human factors and poor communication can contribute to dialysis treatment errors. This commentary discusses safety concerns in dialysis facilities, including medication errors, patient falls, and health care–associated infections. The authors recommend human factors engineering, patient engagement, and simulation as promising strategies to enhance safety in this setting.