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Table 1 Patient safety parameters and Delphi panel results

From: Development of a hemodialysis safety checklist using a structured panel process

Patient safety parameter % of panel selecting parameter
  First round Second round
Patient identification 100 100
Pre-dialysis weight 95 100
Allergies checked 95 95
Doctor’s orders noted and transcribed 95 95
Medications correctly administered 100 85
Treatment plan reviewed with patient 90 70
Patient asked about health concerns 100 85
Hand-washing 90 85
Pre-dialysis blood pressure 95 100
Easy cannulation 65 65
Correct needle insertion 80 80
Pain-free cannulation 60 20
Secured dialysis needles 85 70
Correct dialyzer 100 95
Correct dialysis solution 95 100
Correct machine setting 85 100
No circuit clotting 75 70
Blood pump speed at the prescribed rate 80 75
Blood samples collected 80 80
Blood specimens correctly labeled 95 90
Dialysis treatment for complete duration 70 45
No blood loss 80 70
Blood clotting after dialysis 75 65
No evidence of access infection 85 80
Post-dialysis blood pressure 95 100
Post-dialysis weight 90 100
No patient falls 80 80
No needle stick injuries 55 25
Medical errors reported if witnessed 60 40
Management support for incident reporting 70 40
Adherence to procedures 80 70
  1. *Bold font indicates a parameter with ≥75% consensus.