This program will cover the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals 2022 (NPSG 2022) for Acute and Critical Access Hospitals 2022 Update. It will discuss other resources to help hospitals comply with the National Patient Safety Goals.
The changes to NPSG 15 are important and address the requirement for the hospital to identify safety risks inherent in its patient population and to identify patients at risk for suicide.
Other 2022 changes will be discussed including using distinct methods of identification for newborns under 01.01.01. This goal is to improve the naming conversation of newborns after delivery to prevent medical errors due to conventional, nondistinct naming methods to prevent wrong tests, wrong procedures, and administering the wrong breastmilk to the infant.
NPSG.02.03.01 is a vital goal as it discusses improving the effectiveness of communication among caregivers. Specifically, reporting of critical results of the test and diagnostic procedures on time.
Medication safety, in particular medications in the surgical and procedural areas, will be covered. Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals 2022 (NPSG 2022) for Acute and Critical Access Hospitals 2022 program will also cover updates to the Goal addressing the ever-present issue of clinical alarms.
Hospitals should also be familiar with the final CMS hospital worksheet on infection control, and the proposed changes, along with a memo on safe injection practices and infection control breaches.
Wrong-side surgery should never occur but yet, it continues to occur. Not only does it pose a patient safety issue but can cost a facility financial loss and accreditation with Joint Commission and deficiency report from CMS. This 2022 patient safety goals webinar will stress the necessary elements of performance to prevent wrong-side surgery
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for anyone involved in implementing and following the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals including Joint Commission Coordinator, Quality Improvement staff, chief nursing officer (CNO), patient safety officer, nurse educator, all nurses with direct patient care, pharmacist, pharmacy staff, infection preventionist, OR nurse manager, chief medical officer (CMO), nurse managers, nursing supervisors, nursing directors, policy and procedure team, compliance officers, risk managers, hospital legal counsel, and medication team members.