Joint Commission Releases 2013 National Patient Safety Goals
In order to comply with NGPS.07.06.01, organizations must use evidence based guidelines to develop policies and procedures aimed at decreasing or eliminating catheter-associated urinary tract infections. TJC refers organizations to two evidence based guidelines for CAUTI: Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals and the Center for Disease Control's Guideline for Prevention of Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections, 2009. Links to each of these resources is provided in the references.
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