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Class Progress
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Chapter Listing

Goal: Zero Catheter Related Blood Stream Infections - DEMO



The Joint Commission addressed this issue in its 2016 National Patient Safety Goals by requiring education of all medical personnel who are involved in managing central lines, in both hospitals and long term care facilities. This education is expected to be completed upon hire, annually thereafter, and when involvement in these procedures is added to an individual’s job responsibilities.  As such, surveyors are expected to be assessing facilities for compliance with this requirement.

To view The Joint Commission's "National Patient Safety Goals" click here.

Q: [commission] - The "doing" or performance of an act that causes harm
Q: [Compliance] - Is a measure of the tendency of a hollow organ to resist recoil toward its original dimensions upon removal of the compressing force.
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