National Patient Safety Goal 07.03.01


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National Patient Safety Goal 07.03.01
National Patient Safety Goal 07.03.01
National Patient Safety Goal 07.03.01
The National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) 07.03.01 states that it will
“Implement evidence based practices to prevent health care-associated infections due to multidrug-resistant organisms in acute care hospitals…This requirement applies to, but is not limited to, epidemiologically important organisms such as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aurus (MRSA), clostridium difficile (CDI), vancomycin-resistent enterococci (VRE) and multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria.” (The Joint Commission, 2011, p.10).
Goal 7 of this initiative is to reduce the risk of health-care-associated infections. NPSG 07.01.01...
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