Resident Safety: Your First Concern - 2011 Update

For the 2011 National Patient Safety Goals, the Joint Commission made only a few and minor changes from the NPSG of 2010. No new requirements are called for, but two "Elements of Performance to achieve the safety goals related to long term care facilities have been revised.

Because no new requirements are called for the revised goals are effective immediately.

The two revised Elements of Performance, and their associated goals are:
NPSG.03.05.01 (anticoagulant therapy) EP 6: "A written policy addresses baseline and ongoing laboratory tests that are required for anticoagulants.
NPSG.07.04.01 (central line-associated bloodstream infections) EP 11: "Use an antiseptic for skin preparation during central venous catheter insertion that is cited in scientific literature or endorsed by professional organizations."

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.
Accurately and completely reconcile medications across the continuum of care.
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.
Price: $229.00 USD

Product ID: MED699
Media: DVD
Year: 2010
Duration: 23:43 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Safety
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