Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New NPSG Targeted at Reducing CAUTIs

One Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) has been approved for 2012. NPSG 07.06.01 states that hospitals and critical access hospitals should: "implement evidence-based practices to prevent indwelling catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). (This goal is not applicable to pediatric populations). "

The CAUTI NPSG comes from The Joint Commission's ongoing effort to reduce hospital-acquired infections. No other NPSGs were approved for 2012.

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Source: The Joint Commission

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