Assisting dialysis facilities to improve both staff and patient awareness of specific patient safety areas, promoting patient safety values, and building a culture of patient safety in every dialysis facility.

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Visitors to the site may view module requirements without registration! 

In order to access tools & resources, visitors will need to register with the 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program.

How to Register


Step 1

Visitors may register to:
  • View Only = access to module tools & resources; does not provide access to reporting forms with are associated with Diamond status
  • Participate for Diamond Status = facility registration; access to module tools, resources, & reporting forms
Users opting to engage their facility with program participation (earning Diamond status), will need to identify a lead team member to register as account holder.  This lead will log-in to the facility's 5-Diamond account to access module tools, resources, reporting forms, as well as track facility activity and access certificates.  

Please note: 
  • Only one account per facility CCN may be set-up
  • The account holder should act as a lead within his/her facility and download and distribute any materials required to his/her team.  This lead will also be responsible for maintaining the facility’s account and entering Reporting Form data.
  • Email addresses for account registration may only be used once.  If you cover more than one clinic, please use the clinic email address or an alternative email address for each clinic.
  • If you try to set-up an account and receive an error message, please contact the national 5-Diamond Patient Safety program manager for direct assistance at

In order to register, all users will need:
  • Facility Name
  • Facility Ownership (FMC, DaVita, Independent, etc.)
  • Total # of staff (including MD, SW, and Dietitian)
  • Total # of patients
  • Facility CCN
  • Provide your contact information (the email address entered here will be your User Name), and
  • Set your password
Fresenius Facilities
All Fresenius facilities have already been pre-registered by corporate using your clinic’s email address ( or 

Step 2

View Only Registrants

You may begin accessing any of the module tools and resources.  You will not have access to module Reporting Forms or be able to submit modules for Diamond status.  If you would like to do so, please visit your Profile page under the Participants menu tab, to change your registration to Participate for Diamond Status, then proceed to below:

Participate for Diamond Status Registrants

Once your facility's lead has received confirmation of registration, you may begin working on the Culture of Safety module, which is a mandatory first module for all participating facilities each program year. Diamond status will not be issued for module completion until the mandatory Culture of Safety module has been completed.

This mandatory module must be completed by 100% of entire staff, including facility Dietitians, Management, Nurses, Medical Directors, Social Workers, and Technicians. 

This does not mean all of your staff members need to access the 5-Diamond site; only one account per facility.  The account holder should act as a lead within his/her facility and download and distribute any materials required to his/her team.  This lead will also be responsible for maintaining the facility’s account and entering Reporting Form data.

Step 3

Download and distribute any necessary supporting documentation to complete the Activities Required for Diamond Status/Measures for the module (i.e. questionnaires, pre- or post-tests, etc.) and conduct your team in-service as required by the module.  Gather and summarize this documentation to enter on the module Reporting Form.

Step 4

To access a module's reporting form, click the link on the individual module page, or click on Reporting Forms under the Participants menu tab. 

Enter required summary data and/or uploading/submitting any documents the module requires. 

Step 5

Immediate status notification is provided on-screen upon submission (i.e. module Approved; Additional Information Needed; etc.). 

Updates to module status can also be viewed, at any time, on your Summary page (under the Participants menu tab; after log-in). Once approved, you will earn a Diamond and be able to print your module certificate.*

*Module certificates cannot be printed until after the mandatory Culture of Safety module has been completed, thus it is advisable to complete this module first.

Step 6

Begin working on your next module!

Step 7

Upon completion of your last module, you will be required to complete a Program Review. The Program Review will be available on your facility’s Summary page (under the Participants menu tab after log-in).

The Program Review consists of your entire staff completing the mandatory Facility Post-Program Self-Assessment and the lead summarizing the response data and entering via an online reporting form.  The Program Review serves as a tool to measure growth in the culture of safety from when facilities began the program through completion. 

Once the Program Review is complete, you may access and print your 5th Diamond certificate from your Summary page.

For direct assistance with registering or accessing your facility’s 5-Diamond account, please contact

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