Maintaining safety in the dialysis facility.
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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, andhealth care–associated infections. The authors recommend human factors engineering, patient engagement, and simulation as promising strategies to enhance safety in this setting.
Patient safety begins with proper planning: a quantitative method to improve hospital design.
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Improving Patient and Worker Safety—Opportunities for Synergy, Collaboration and Innovation.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission; 2012.
Using Lean to improve medication administration safety: in search of the "perfect dose."
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Engineering a fail-safe health system.
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