An updated version of this course, CE641 "Safety First: The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals for 2012" is available. This version will be discontinued on October 15, 2012. Please complete the course before that date to earn continuing education credit.
The goal of this program is to inform nurses about The Joint Commission’s 2011 national patient safety goals that apply to hospitals. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to —
- Identify the goals and elements of performance (requirements) continued from 2010 to 2011.
- Explain the new goals and requirements for 2011.
- Describe the intent of the patient safety goals.