2020 National Patient Safety Goals  

Find out about the 2020 National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) for specific programs. Use these links to download an entire chapter or an easy-to-read version.

Get answers to frequently asked questions in our Standards Interpretation section.

 

Related Resources

The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals presentation for 2020.

2020 National Patient Safety Goals Presentation
A new compendium of Suicide Prevention Resources to support implementation of NPSG 15.01.01, revised November 2018.

NPSG 15.01.01 Suicide Prevention Resources
Patient Safety - Look-alike/sound-alike drug list

Look-alike/sound-alike drug list
The Joint Commission’s “Do Not Use” List is part of the Information Management standards. This requirement does not apply to preprogrammed health information technology systems (for example, electronic medical records or CPOE systems), but this application remains under consideration for the future. Organizations contemplating introduction or upgrade of such systems should strive to eliminate the use of dangerous abbreviations, acronyms, symbols and dose designations from the software.

Official “Do Not Use” List of Abbreviations