National Patient Safety Goals

Analysis: National Safety Patient Goals
Click the hyperlink above or copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://www.jointcommission.org/hap_2017_npsgs/ After accessing the webpage, click “Easy-to-Read Version” or “Download Chapter” to view the National Patient Safety Goals.  Answer the following questions/prompts using outside sources as needed.  All submissions must be a minimum of three pages (not including title page, references, etc.) and written using APA standards/formatting. 

Briefly define and summarize the National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs).  

Which organization develops the National Patient Safety Goals?

What is the purpose of the National Patient Safety Goals?

Choose three National Patient Safety Goals that interest you.  Answer the following questions for each goal:

What are the consequences to patient safety if the National Patient Safety Goal is not achieved?
How would you measure this National Patient Safety Goal?
How would you assess if your hospital is meeting the expectations of this National Patient Safety Goal?