December 3, 2018

Joint Commission revises anticoagulant NPSG

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

The Joint Commission on November 28 announced that it had revised National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) 03.05.01.

The revisions apply to organizations that initiate, manage, and adjust dosage for anticoagulant medications, including accredited ambulatory health care (in medical centers only), hospitals, critical access hospitals, and nursing care centers.

The new and revised elements of performance address:

  • Use of approved protocols and evidenced-based guidelines.
  • Patient monitoring.
  • Patient and family education.
  • Evaluation of organizational safety practices and improving those practices.

The revisions will take effect July 1, 2019.

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