Speaking of healthcare-associated infections, Joint Commission currently has a webinar on HAIís available for free on its website. The webinar takes about an hour and spends a great deal of time explaining the National Patient Safety Goals† (NPSGís) related to HAIís and what is expected of healthcare organizations for 2010 and how to meet the standards. It is a good review of what are considered evidence-based measures currently considered effective in prevention of various HAIís. It also explains how expectations from the Infection Prevention and Control Chapter and Leadership Chapter impact on the survey process and the role infection prevention and control plays in high reliability organizations.
NPSG 7 Healthcare-Associated Infections From the Bedside to the C-Suite