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National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) Standards

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Element of Performance

As part of the effort to reduce surgical site infections:
  • Conduct periodic risk assessments for surgical site infections in a time frame determined by the facility.

  • Select surgical site infection measures using best practices or evidence-based guidelines.

  • Monitor compliance with best practices or evidence-based guidelines.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of prevention efforts.

Identified Risk

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