Joint Commission announces field review

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

May 20, 2009

The Joint Commission has asked the field to review and comment on revisions to the 2009 National Patient Safety Goals and 2009 Universal Protocol as part of an ongoing effort to improve these issues. The Joint Commission previously announced that it will not be releasing any new NPSGs for 2010, and will be reviewing the current NPSGs during 2009.

The Joint Commission has crafted these revisions in the hopes of clarifying language and increasing relevancy to the settings where they are applied. Proposed revisions have been posted to The Joint Commission's Web site identifying standards and Elements of Performance proposed for revision or deletion.

Feedback will be gathered over a six week period, which began on May 12, 2009.