The Joint Commission’s 2011 National Patient Safety Goals. Objectives. Identify National Patient Safety Goals which apply to hospital settings. List two hospital patient safety standards. Indicate the importance of the National Patient Safety Goals and The Joint Commission accreditation.
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Improve the accuracy of patient identification.
Improve the effectiveness of communication among caregivers.
Improve the safety of using medications.
Reduce the risk of health care-associated infections.
Accurately and completely reconcile medications across the continuum of care.
The implementation date for the revised medication reconciliation requirement for NPSG 8 will be July 2011.
The goal of reducing patient harm resulting from falls has now become a STANDARD!!
The goal of preventing health care-associated pressure ulcers (decubitus ulcers) has now become a STANDARD!!
The organization identifies safety risks inherent in its patient population.
The organization meets the expectations of the Universal Protocol.