Joint Commission Invites Comment on 2012 NPSGs

The Joint Commission is seeking input on two proposed 2012 National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) that address heathcare-associated infections (HAIs) -- specifically ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs).

The Joint Commission is a member of the HAI-Allied Task Force, a national stakeholder group that developed evidence-based implementation strategies for six high morbidity and mortality HAIs. The strategies were published by Infection Control & Epidemiology in October 2008 as "A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals." The two proposed NPSGs are based on the strategies in the Compendium.

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