National Patient Safety Goals for Long Term Care 2017


This program provides nurses and other healthcare professionals with an understanding of the Joint Commissions National Patient Safety Goals for long term care environments. 

While the Joint Commissions National Patient Safety Goals for long term care are largely unchanged for 2017, the Joint Commission did revise the Elements of 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 following goals, and the elements of practice to meet these goals, are described in this program:

  • Improve the accuracy of resident identification
  • Improve the safety of using medications
  • Reduce the risk of health care-associated infections
  • Reduce the risk of resident harm resulting from falls
  • Prevent healthcare-associated pressure ulcers

The program also describes a sample model of a resident safety plan that the Commission has suggested for every institution


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

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the concerns and problems that led to development of the Joint Commission's NPSG
  • Describe the patient safety goals long term care settings
  • Identify and implement the key Elements of Performance developed to accomplish the patient safety goals

Price: $199.00 USD

Product ID: MED071
Media: DVD
Year: 2017
Duration: 26:00 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Basic Clinical Skills, Safety
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