NPSG copy.pdf - The purpose of the National Patient Safety Goals(NPSG is to improve patient safety One NPSG deals with improving the Nursing Care Center

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The purpose of the National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) is to improve patient safety. One NPSG deals with improving the Nursing Care Center. In the downloadable document from the NPSG website, the goals for the Nursing Care Center are identify patients correctly, use medicines safely, prevent infection, prevent residents from falling, and prevent bed sores. Next to these goals are the actions that staff should take the achieve goals. For instance, to identify patients correctly, staff should use multiple methods of identification such as name and date of birth. This action ties in with using medicines safely because correctly identifying patients helps to administer correct medications. Staff should also record all administered medication on patient records. Infections can be prevented by using sanitary methods such as hand washing, but staff
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