Accreditation

Taking a quick look at the 2009 NPSGs

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, November 1, 2009

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So far, so good. The release of the 2010 National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) rolled back some of the difficult and unclear expectations introduced last year about this time: requirements such as documenting hand hygiene education to all patients, even outpatients, are now gone…effective immediately.
We’re still waiting for the other shoe (or shoes) to drop. We’re expecting revised FAQs (hopefully soon) and we would love to see the actual language of the goals that were moved to standards September 9.

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