Quality & Patient Safety

Quality & Patient Safety Articles by Topic: National Patient Safety Goals

Refocusing on handoffs can reduce safety events, improve patient safety

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 9, September 1, 2010

    After The Joint Commission released its National Patient Safety Goal concerning handoff...

Editor’s Pick of the Week: National Patient Safety Goals Q & A e-book

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 31, August 4, 2010

    The NPSGs are complex. Let us simplify. Top healthcare experts present their analysis of...

Briefings on Patient Safety July 2010

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 7, July 1, 2010

    The July issue contains the following stories: Maryland program provides road map for...

Although many 2009 NPSGs have moved to standards, still important to work toward compliance

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 7, July 1, 2010

    Although the 2010 National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) are a much smaller set than last...

From the Patient Safety Monitor Blog: Joint Commission announces minor changes to NPSGs

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 26, June 30, 2010

    In last week's issue of Joint Commission Online The Joint Commission announced it was revising a...

Briefings on Patient Safety June 2010

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 6, June 1, 2010

    This issue contains articles about the ANCC's Magnet Recognition Program and how it has an effect...

Patient safety Q&A

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 6, June 1, 2010

    Q: What type of emphasis does The Joint Commission place on the National Patient Safety Goals...

Joint Commission announces field review for medication reconciliation

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 14, April 7, 2010

    The Joint Commission has announced the field review of its revised medication reconciliation...

Briefings on Patient Safety April 2010

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 4, April 1, 2010

    This issue contains articles about human factors engineering, suicide risk assessment, rapid...

Suicide risk assessment important part of survey and patient safety

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 4, April 1, 2010

    Identifying patients at risk for suicide has been a requirement of the National Patient Safety...

Colorado hospital evaluates "missed opportunities" in rapid response teams

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 4, April 1, 2010

    Over the past five years, rapid response teams (RRT) have been brought to the forefront of American...

Latest issue of Briefings on Patient Safety available through Patient Safety Monitor

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 9, March 3, 2010

    The March issue of Briefings on Patient Safety has been posted to the Patient Safety Monitor. This...

Briefings on Patient Safety March 2010

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 3, March 1, 2010

    This issue contains articles about medical interpreter certification, patient safety awareness...

Patient Safety Awareness Week gives facilities opportunity to train staff members, engage patients in safety issues

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 3, March 1, 2010

    Since 2002, the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has sponsored Patient Safety Awareness...

2010 NPSGs reduce requirements, burden on hospitals

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 12, December 1, 2009

    The Joint Commission has released the 2010 National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG), announcing to the...

Briefings on Patient Safety, December 2009

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 12, December 1, 2009

    This issues has articles concerning the 2010 National Patient Safety Goals, options for patient...

Briefings on Patient Safety, November 2009

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 11, November 1, 2009

    This issue contains stories about The Joint Commission's 2010 National Patient Safety Goals, a...

Joint Commission releases 2010 National Patient Safety Goals

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 40, October 7, 2009

    The Joint Commission released the 2010 National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) last week, announcing...

National Patient Safety Goal compliance a moving target

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 7, July 1, 2009

    The 2009 National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) include many changes. Since the start of this year...

Joint Commission announces field review

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 20, May 20, 2009

    The Joint Commission has asked the field to review and comment on revisions to the 2009 National...

Patient safety Q&A

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 5, May 1, 2009

    Q: Do you have advice for how we should handle National Patient Safety Goal 13.01.01 in all...

Hospital uses electronic medical record to improve handoff process

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 4, April 1, 2009

    Staff members at Abington (PA) Memorial Hospital knew their handoff process could use some work...

Joint Commission announces no new NPSGs for 2010

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 4, April 1, 2009

    The Joint Commission has announced some significant changes concerning its National Patient Safety...

Briefings on Patient Safety, April 2009

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 4, April 1, 2009

    The March issue of Briefings on Patient Safety covers a few topics. We discuss The Joint...

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine awarded grant to study HAIs

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 12, March 25, 2009

    The Pennsylvania Department of Health has awarded the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine a...

AHRQ awards $3 million for CLABSI prevention program

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 1, January 1, 2009

    Every year, 30,000–62,000 patients die as the result of central line–associated...

Medication reconciliation lacks standard processes in some hospitals

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 52, December 24, 2008

    A new study shows that reconciling patient medications during hospitalization is an important...

Minnesota develops rules for preventing surgical errors

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 12, December 1, 2008

    When Minnesota’s hospitals outwardly recognized in 2007 that the state’s process for...

FAQs released on NPSG.01.01.01, Universal Protocol

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 46, November 12, 2008

    The Joint Commission has released an FAQ on National Patient Safety Goal NPSG.01.01.01 and a series...

Family-activated RRTs stress involvement

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 11, November 1, 2008

    Hospitals are rolling out family-activated rapid response teams (RRT) in conjunction with the...

Early warning system to be surveyed in January

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 11, November 1, 2008

    For those facilities watching the clock wind down on the implementation year given by The Joint...

Infection control-related NPSG not new to field

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 11, November 1, 2008

    Part of Goal #7 of The Joint Commission’s 2009 National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) includes...

Rand Corporation study endorses need for national unique patient identifiers

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 43, October 22, 2008

    Although its price tag would likely be $11 billion, unique patient identifiers (UPI) would...

Three keys to ensuring your anticoagulant therapy program is ready

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 10, October 1, 2008

    The Joint Commission is set to survey hospitals’ anticoagulant therapy programs in January...

Pennsylvania association promotes standardized wristbands to prevent errors

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 10, October 1, 2008

    Red, green, yellow, purple, and pink—these are the colors of one wristband color system...

Joint Commission releases latest Sentinel Event Alert targeting anticoagulants

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 40, October 1, 2008

      The Joint Commission has released its latest Sentinel Event Alert targeting anticoagulant...

Evolving titles in patient safety: Medication safety officer

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 9, September 1, 2008

    Keeping medications safe is not a new concept for most hospitals. The Institute of Medicine report...

Increased documentation added to 2009 NPSGs

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 9, September 1, 2008

    With the release of the 2009 National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) came some cumbersome...