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National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) Standards

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Element of Performance

When hair removal is necessary, use a method that is cited in scientific literature or endorsed by professional organizations. This means that the practice used by the facility must be validated by an authoritative source. The authoritative source may be a study published in a peer-reviewed journal or endorsement of the practice by a professional organization(s) and/or a government agency(ies).
It is not acceptable to follow a practice that is not supported by evidence or widespread consensus.

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