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Tuesday 4:32 CST, February 9, 2016

Standards FAQ Details


National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) (Critical Access Hospitals / Critical Access Hospitals)

Surgical Site Infections (SSI) - NPSG - Goal 7 - 07.05.01
Revised | February 23, 2010
Q. Must we perform surveillance on all surgical procedures, or is targeted surveillance okay?    

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.