Ensuring Patient Safety During the Transition to ESRD

Semin Nephrol. 2017 Mar;37(2):194-208. doi: 10.1016/j.semnephrol.2016.12.009.


Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at risk for complications both inherent to the disease and as a consequence of its treatment. The dangers that CKD patients face change across the spectrum of the disease. Providers who are well-versed in these safety threats are best poised to safeguard patients as their CKD progresses.

Keywords: adverse safety events; kidney disease; medical errors; safety.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diabetic Nephropathies / complications
  • Glomerular Filtration Rate
  • Heart Diseases / etiology
  • Humans
  • Hyperkalemia / etiology
  • Hypoglycemia / etiology
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / etiology*
  • Patient Safety*
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Renal Insufficiency, Chronic / complications*