National Patient Safety Goals And Infection Control

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National Patient Safety Goals And Infection Control

  1. 1. National Patient Safety Goals Risk Management Infection Control
  2. 2. Purpose and Goals <ul><li>Improve patient safety </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on problems in health care safety and how to solve them </li></ul>
  3. 3. Identify patients correctly <ul><li>Use at least 2 ways to identify patients. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name and DOB </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make sure each patient gets the medicine and treatment meant for them </li></ul>
  4. 4. Improve staff communication <ul><li>Read back spoken/telephone orders to the person who gave the order </li></ul><ul><li>Create a list of abbreviations and symbols that are NOT to be used </li></ul><ul><li>Quickly get important test results to the right staff person </li></ul><ul><li>Create steps for staff to follow during transfer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide time for new caregiver to ask questions </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Use medicines safely <ul><li>Have on hand a small supply of medicines that are used in the hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Create a list of medications with names that look alike or sound alike </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Update yearly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Label all medications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Syringes, cups, basins </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Take EXTRA care with patients taking medications to thin their blood </li></ul>
  6. 6. Prevent infection <ul><li>Use the hand cleaning guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) </li></ul><ul><li>Report death or injury to patients from nosocomial infections </li></ul>
  7. 7. Check patient medicines <ul><li>Find out what each patient is taking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be sure it is okay for patient to take new meds with existing meds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Give a list of the patient’s medicines to the patient’s next caregiver </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give the same list to the patient prior to discharge </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Prevent patient falls <ul><li>Find out which patients are more likely to fall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: medications that make a patient weak or dizzy would be targeted </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Take actions to prevent falls for these patients </li></ul>
  9. 9. Help patients to be involved in their care <ul><li>Tell each patient and their family how to report complaints about safety </li></ul>
  10. 10. Identify patient safety risks <ul><li>Find out which patients are most likely to try to kill themselves </li></ul>
  11. 11. Watch patients closely for changes in health <ul><li>Create ways to get help from specially trained staff when a patient’s health appears to get worse </li></ul>
  12. 12. Prevent errors in surgery <ul><li>Create steps for staff to follow so that all documents needed for surgery are on hand before surgery starts </li></ul><ul><li>Mark the part of the body where the surgery will be done </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Involve patient in doing ths </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Infection Control <ul><li>The Joint Commission Web site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www. Jointcommission.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Patient Safety </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Infection Control </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Patient Safety <ul><li>www.jointcommission.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Patient Safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patient Safety Practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Select Adverse Event drop-down box </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>View recommendations </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. “Do Not Use” list <ul><li>www.jointcommission.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Do Not Use” list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>View examples </li></ul></ul></ul>

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