Revisions to Joint Commission’s NPSG Will Address Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in Nursing Homes

June 16, 2017 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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​The Joint Commission has revised its requirements for National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) 7, which will require nursing care centers to implement evidence-based practices to prevent healthcare-associated infections due to multidrug-resistant organisms, beginning January 1, 2018. The Joint Commission's press release, dated May 31, 2017, notes the addition of carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae among the multidrug-resistant organisms covered by the NPSG.

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