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During this program, attendees will learn all of The National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) for hospitals and how those goals compare to CMS standard equivalents. Our expert will provide extensive details on 2018 changes to the NPSGs, including Goal 7 on healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), NPSG.07.03.01 on carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE) education requirements, NPSG.07.04.01 on central line-associated blood stream infections and multi-drug resistance organisms (MDROs), and the use of chlorhexidine for antiseptic skin preparation.
Infection control standards and NPSGs on infection control issues are very important to hospitals and healthcare facilities, as are the goals related to alarm management, anticoagulation, central line-associated infections, and surgical site infections with related toolkits. Our expert will discuss revised changes on catheter-associated urinary tract infections, TJC’s Sentinel Event Alert on alarm fatigue, blood transfusion standards, Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program, Hospital Infection Control Worksheet, and safe injection practices. Additionally, she’ll cover medication reconciliation standards, discuss why CMS added this requirement to one of their three hospital worksheets, and recount stories of hospitals that have successfully complied with the NPSGs.
Anyone involved in implementing and following the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals, including but not limited to: Joint Commission Coordinator, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CMOs, CNOs, CE Directors, Quality Improvement Staff, Physicians, Nurses (all levels), OR nurse manager, Pharmacists, Compliance Officers, CMS Liaisons, TJC Liaisons, Registration Staff, Safety Officers and Staff, Ethics Committee Members, Consumer Advocates, Risk Managers, Legal Counsel, Behavioral Health Staff, Psychiatry Staff, Social Workers, Discharge Planners, Case Managers, Hospice Staff and Regulatory Affairs Staff.