The 2011 Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals: Why Laboratories Need to Pay Close Attention
MedSun: Newsletter #62, July 2011

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Clinical Laboratory News

Although no new goals were added in 2011 that directly relate to laboratories, significant revisions in the 2010 NPSGs that do affect laboratories were kept in place. Even if your laboratory is not accredited by JC, because of the high visibility of the NPSGs in health care today, laboratorians should at least be knowledgeable about the goals. Oftentimes, laboratorians are called upon to assist other parts of their organization that are accredited by JC. Therefore, knowing the basic thrust of the goals is valuable.

Additional Information:

AACC Clinical Laboratory News. The 2011 Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals: Why Laboratories Need to Pay Close Attention. April 2011.
http://www.aacc.org/publications/cln/2011/April/Pages/PatientSafetyFocus_Goals.aspx


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