National Patient Safety Goals

National Patient Safety Goals

Learn to describe proven measures for optimizing communication among caregivers.

Magnifi Group
Updated Jul 20, 2024

What you'll learn

  • Describe why National Patient Safety Goals were established and how they are prioritized.
  • List patient identifiers appropriate for use within each health care setting.
  • Describe the single most effective intervention to decrease healthcare associated infections.
  • Discuss processes required to prevent surgical errors and surgical site infections.
Course Description

National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) were established in 2002 by the Joint Commission (TJC) to assist accredited hospitals and healthcare organizations in addressing problematic patient safety issues, as identified by sentinel event reporting. Issues with the highest priority are included in program-specific NPSGs, and addressed during accreditation surveys. Elements of performance (EPs) within each NPSG address the most currently accepted clinical practice guidelines.