National Patient Safety Goals 2017

Program Date: 29 August 2017
Publication Date: 2016
Continuing Education Units: 0.5 Nurse Contact Hours; 0.5 Dietitian CPEU; 0.5 Case Manager Credit

Course Description:

While the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals are largely unchanged for 2017, the Joint Commission did revise the Elements for Performance related to preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) for meeting the goal of reducing the risk of healthcare-associated infections. This program has been updated to reflect this change.

The goals emphasized in National Patient Safety Goals 2017 are targeted to facilities with the following healthcare environments:

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Office-Based Surgery
  • Critical Access Hospitals
  • Hospitals

This program describes the following patient safety goals:

  • Improve the accuracy of patient identification
  • Improve the efficiency of communication among caregivers
  • Improve the safety of using medication
  • Reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections
  • Improve the safety of clinical alarm systems
  • The organization identifies safety risks inherent in its patient population

The goal of this program is to define and discuss the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals for 2017, including the problems and concerns that have led to it implementation. The program provides a detailed review of the various patient safety goals that have been identified for implementation, plus the Elements of Performance that will be required to meet these goals.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the concerns and problems that led to development of the Joint Commission’s NPSG
  • Describe the patient safety goals for acute settings
  • Identify and implement the key Elements of Performance developed to accomplish the patient safety goals
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 1000, 5010, 5410, 7100
  • Performance Indicators: 1.5.1, 1.5.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.6
  • Media Format(s): Video (English)
  • Run Time: 20 Minutes
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