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The Joint Commission’s Implementation Guide for NPSG.07.05.01 on Surgical Site Infections

December 3, 2013

Implementation Guide for NPSG 07.05.01 on SSI"The Joint Commission’s Implementation Guide for NPSG.07.05.01 on Surgical Site Infections: The SSI Change Project” will provide guidance to health care organizations implementing the National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) on surgical site infections (SSIs). The free guide is based on results from The Joint Commission’s SSI Change Project, which focused on identifying effective practices for implementing NPSG.07.05.01 and reducing SSIs. Seventeen Joint Commission accredited hospitals participated in phase II of this project, including three pediatric hospitals.
The implementation guide defines 23 effective practices, and includes supporting statements from the 17 participating hospitals, a section focused on pediatrics, and a recommended method for using the guide.

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