NURSES WEEK SPECIAL
Spotlight on the 2016 National
Patient Safety Goals for hospitals
By Susan Mascioii, MS, BSN, RN. NEA-BC, CPHQ, and
Christine B. Carrico, MSN, RN, CPHO
THE THEME of National Nurses
vVeek in 2016 is A Culture of Safe-
ty," so now's th
National Patient Safety Goals Effective January 2017
Hospital Accreditation Program
Improve the accuracy of patient identification.
Use at least two patient identifiers when providing care, treatment, and services.
-Rationale for NPSG
Limiting the damage
By Becky Thornburg, MSN, RN, and Peg Gray-Vickrey, DNS, RN
include only lisinopril, an
(ACE) inhibitor, to treat his hypertension. He states that hes also
Renal Cell Carcinoma (Adenocarcinoma of the Kidney)
Healthy tissue of the kidney is replaced by cancer cells
Anemia OR Erythrocytosis
Patient Purpose for
donepezil or piperidine
1300: Foley catheter insertion procedure explained to patient. 16 French Foley
catheter was used. Patient was instructed to lay supine with hips abducted and feet
together. Patient tolerated procedure well. No pain/discomfort upon insertion or
Black Dress pants, closed toe shoes flats are okay, blazer preferred
Questions to know:
Tell me about yourself.
What made you choose this profession?
Why should I hire you?
Tell me about a time you were in a group,