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Patient Safety

Patient Safety

The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals
PDC Healthcare positive patient identification solutions provide the foundation for patient safety through the systematic prevention of medical errors. The leading hospitals choose our products to help protect their patients from human errors, while enhancing workflow efficiencies. Our products meet The Joint Commission 2015 National Patient Safety Goals and the new Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, and Wrong Person Surgery. These include:

Goal 1 Improve the accuracy of patient identification.
NPSG.01.0101 Use at least two patient identifiers when providing care, treatment, and services.
NPSG.01.03.01 Eliminate transfusion errors related to patient misidentification.

Goal 3 Improve the safety of using medications.
NPSG.03.04.01 Label all medications, medication containers, and other solutions on and off the sterile field in perioperative and other procedural settings. Note: Medication containers include syringes, medicine cups, and basins.

Goal 7 Reduce the risk of health care–associated infections.

Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, and Wrong Person Surgery™
UP.01.01.01 Conduct a preprocedure verification process.
UP.01.02.01 Mark the procedure site.
UP.01.03.01 A time-out is performed before the procedure.