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Prepublication Standards – Goal Revisions for Healthcare-Associated Infections NPSGs

May 22, 2017

The Joint Commission introduced several revised requirements for National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) 7: “Reduce the risk of health care–associated infections” for hospitals and critical access hospitals, and new requirements for nursing care centers.

These requirements include the following:

  • NPSG.07.03.01—Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs): This NPSG will apply to Joint Commission–accredited nursing care centers as of January 2018. Although this NPSG already applies to hospitals and critical access hospitals, the note has been revised to include carbapenem-resistent enterobacteriaceae (CRE) as one of the organisms covered by the Goal, and has been revised to allow organizations to determine the appropriate time frame for education. These changes have been included in the nursing care centers version of the Goal as well.
  • NPSG.07.04.01—Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSIs): In addition to reordering some of the EPs, the CLABSI NPSG (NPSG.07.04.01) for hospitals and critical access hospitals has been modified to allow organizations to determine the appropriate time frame for educating staff and licensed independent practitioners. These requirements were not previously applicable to nursing care centers, but have been added to the program.

Prepublication Standards - Effective January 1, 2018

 

 

 

 

 
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