Joint Commission Publishes 2016 National Patient Safety Goals

November 20, 2015 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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​The Joint Commission has published its official list of National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) for 2016. The NSPGs for the long-term care and nursing care center accreditation programs are identical; they comprise seven items in five areas of focus: identifying residents correctly, using medicines safely, preventing infection, preventing resident falls, and preventing pressure ulcers.

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