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Prepublication Standards – National Patient Safety Goal for Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs)

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The Joint Commission has recently approved a new National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) focusing on catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) for accredited nursing care centers, and approved revisions to existing CAUTI NPSGs applicable to accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals.

Related Topics: Hospital, National Patient Safety Goals, Nursing Care Center, Prepublication Standards, Critical Access Hospital, CAUTI


Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

Facts about the National Patient Safety Goals

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In 2002, The Joint Commission established its National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) program; the first set of NPSGs was effective January 1, 2003. The NPSGs were established to help accredited organizations address specific areas of concern in regard to patient safety.

Related Topics: CAUTI, Patient Safety Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Nursing Care Center, National Patient Safety Goals, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Hospital, Patient Safety


Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals

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SHEA and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) jointly published these science-based and practical recommendations for acute care hospitals for the prevention of common HAIs. The document represents practical recommendations by the leading champions in infection prevention and health

Related Topics: CLABSI, CAUTI, Infection Prevention and HAIs, NPSG, MRSA, MDRO, Surgical Site Infection, VAP, HAI General


Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

National Quality Forum (NQF) Endorsed Nursing-Sensitive Care Performance Measures

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In January 2004, the National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsed a compilation of nursing-sensitive care performance measures. The measures were identified through the NQF consensus development process within a framework that organized the measures into categories and provided a structure to define. . .

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Other Measures, CAUTI, CLABSI, Infection Prevention and HAIs, VAP


Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

R3 Report Issue 2 - CAUTI

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Catheter-associated urinary tract infections

Published for Joint Commission accredited organizations and interested health care professionals, R3 Report provides the rationale and references that The Joint Commission employs in the development of new requirements.

Related Topics: Newsletter, National Patient Safety Goals, NPSG, R3 Report (Newsletter), HAI, CAUTI