National Patient Safety Goals – Improving Hospital Safety and Quality – Part II

Host: Carolyn St.Charles, RN, BSN, MBA, Regional Chief Clinical Officer

Description:  The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals, many of which are based on evidence based standards and recommendations by professional organizations, have been adopted by most hospitals in the United States, regardless of if they are TJC accredited or not. The webinar will provide an overview of each of the NPSGs as well as practical tips for achieving and measuring compliance.

Part 2 of our series will focus on the five remaining NPSGs

Goal 7: Reduce the risk of health care-associated infections
Goal 9: Reduce the risk of patient harm resulting from falls
Goal 14: Prevent health care-associated pressure ulcers (decubitus ulcers)
Goal 15: Identify patients at risk for suicide

Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, and Wrong Person Surgery.

Upon completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

Describe each of the TJC National Patient Safety Goals.
Identify at least one method for implementing each NPSG.
Identify at least one measure for monitoring performance for each NPSG.
To view Part I of this series on demand, visit