Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals (2019)
- Category: Facility Management
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Target Audience: Any healthcare providers that are reviewed by the Joint Commission.
Course Overview: The National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) are a critical method by which The Joint Commission promotes and enforces major changes in patient safety. The Joint Commission regularly revises the NPSGs based on their impact, cost, and effectiveness, in order to ensure health care facilities, focus on preventing major sources of patient harm. From this data, Safety Goals from 2019 have been determined, including goals for accurate patient identifications, safe use of medications, reducing the risks of healthcare-associated infections, and more!
Seven Patient Safety Goals
- Improve the accuracy of patient identification
- Improve the effectiveness of communication among caregivers
- Improve the safety of using medications
- Improve clinical alarm safety
- Reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections
- The organization identifies safety risks inherent in its patient population
- Prevent mistakes in surgery