Bull's Eye: Meeting the National Patient Safety Goals in the ICU and PCU
Elizabeth Mattox, ACNPC
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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, you will be able to:
  • Describe the positive impact of adhering to the NPSGs.
  • Identify at least one practical implementation strategy for each NPSG.
  • Identify at least one area for improvement related to the NPSG compliance in one's own facility, unit, or individual practice.

Continuing Education Information

CE ID: GE06125
Total Contact Hours: 0.75
Pharma Hours: 0.0
Synergy Cat: B
Test Expires: 5/1/2014


The 2012 National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) relevant to the ICU and pediatric ICU (PICU) are reviewed in detail. Goals for review include patient identification, improving the safe use of anticoagulant medications, medication reconciliation, reducing hospital-acquired infections, and critical testing and values reporting. Any anticipated changes for 2013 and beyond are also reviewed. For each NPSG, the primary subject is illustrated using a brief case study. The impact of noncompliance is outlined with respect to mortality, morbidity, and financial cost. Each NPSG is made up of multiple critical elements—elements most relevant to nurses at the bedside will be discussed in depth. For example, the discussion of anticoagulant safety centers on the types of agents and strategies relevant to

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Additional Information

Funded in part by a grant from GE Healthcare
This webcast was captured at the 2012 NTI held in Orlando, FL

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