National Quality and Safety Goals

The HCAC National Quality and Safety Goals are targeted improvements intended to be wide spread, easy to implement procedures and systems in hospitals regardless of their accreditation status or intent. These measures are meant to bring focus to patient safety priorities at all health care institutions, in addition to giving national attention to finding better ways to protect patients. The goals focus on problematic areas in health care and specifically in hospitals — such as medication safety and preventing health-care-related infections — and are meant to help hospitals use systems and techniques to further improve safety during patient care experiences.

One of the responsibilities of the HCAC Board of Directors is to prepare and publicize these goals every two years. The HCAC provides guidance on how to effectively comply with each goal’s requirements. Health care facilities successfully meeting compliance with all the criteria for all goals are awarded certification.

The Specific Intent of the NQSGs
  • To develop a common language for patient safety in the community; health care and public
  • To identify the key patient safety issues in the health care, from both the patient and professional perspective
  • To identify, promote and support the implementation of patient safety and quality of care best practices and make them widely available to the health care community.

 

  • HCAC NQSG 2009
  • HCAC NQSG 2010
  • HCAC NQSG 2011
  • HCAC NQSG 2012
  • HCAC NQSG 2013
  • HCAC NQSG 2014
  • HCAC NQSG 2016
  • HCAC NQSG 2018
Goals:
  • Identify Patients Correctly.
  • Improve the Safety of High Alert Medication.
  • Ensure Correct-Site, Correct-Procedure and Correct-Patient.

 

Goals:
  • Ensure Compliance with Hand Hygiene Best Practice.
  • All Medical Record Entries must be Timed, Dated and Signe.

 

Goals:
  • Clear and Interactive Communication During "Hand -Over".
  • Improve the Safety of Multiple Dose Vials Use.
  • Safe Management of Central Lines to Minimize Infections and Complications.

 

Goals:
  • Reduce the risk of patient falls.
  • Appropriate use of antibiotic prophylaxis in surgery.
  • Reduce the risk of catheter associated urinary tract infections.

 

Goals:
  • Improve Pain Management.
  • Implementation of Medication Reconciliation.
  • Zero Tolerance for Workplace Violence.

 

Goals:

Hospital Goals

  • Improve Pressure Ulcers Management.
  • Effective Management of Blood and Blood Component.
  • Reduce the Risk of Surgical Site Infection.

 

PHC Centers Goals

  • Improve the Medical Records Documentation.
  • Ensure Compliance with Hand Hygiene Best Practice.
  • Appropriate Use of Antibiotics.

 

Goals:

Hospital Goals

  • Improve hand-over communication among health care providers.
  • Improve the triage process within the Emergency Department.
  • Enforcement of smoke-free environments in healthcare organizations.

 

PHC Centers Goals

  • Enhance Center’s participation in health development within its community.
  • Ensure safe management of hazardous materials and waste.
  • Enforcement of smoke-free environments in healthcare organizations.

 

Goals:
Hospital Goals
  • Enforcement of Smoke-free Environments in Hospitals.
  • Improving the Flow of Emergency Patients.
  • Appropriate Use of Antibiotics.

 

PHC Centers Goals

  • Enforcement of Smoke-free Environments in Primary Healthcare Centers.
  • Encouraging Primary Healthcare Professionals to Report Medications Errors.
  • Promoting the Health of Patients with Non-Communicable Diseases.

 

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