National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) (Critical Access Hospitals / Critical Access Hospitals)
Q. Must we perform surveillance on all surgical procedures, or is targeted surveillance okay?
Surgical Site Infections (SSI) - NPSG - Goal 7 - 07.05.01
Revised | February 23, 2010
A. Targeted surveillance is allowable for SSIs. Please see EP 8, which requires an organization-specific risk assessment Therefore, if an organization’s risk assessment shows that risk is greatest for certain procedures or settings, the surveillance program may be targeted to focus resources on those high-risk issues.