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Joint Commission seeks input on infection prevention NPSG

Between October 4 and November 15, hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAH) are being asked to give input on newly proposed requirements for the healthcare-associated infections (HAI) National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) [1]. The proposed requirements now cover central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) and surgical site infections (SSI). The Joint Commission is asking that hospitals and CAHs read the proposed requirements then provide feedback via online survey [2], online form [3], or traditional mail.