Hospital 2020 National Patient Safety Goals

Hospital 2020 National Patient Safety Goals

Assignment Instructions



The Joint Commission

Hospital: 2020 National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs)


The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations establishes National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) annually. The National Patient Safety Goals are established to help accredited organizations address specific areas of concern regarding patient safety. The goals focus on problems in health care safety and how to solve them. The challenge faced by Health Care Organizations, leadership and staff are the growing calls to implement quality improvements and patient safety initiatives across all health care settings.


Assignment Instructions:

The purpose of this assignment is to help you understand the National Patient Safety Goals as a member of the health care team promoting higher quality, and safe patient care. Your aim is to create an educational tool (PowerPoint presentation) for staff members in your hospital, summarizing the National Patient Safety Goals Effective January 2020.



1.     Access the Joint Commission web site (open hyperlink below):


3.     Locate the Hospital: 2020 National Patient Safety Goals

ü  Click Download Chapter

4.     Create a Power Point Presentation summarizing the NPSGs, to use as an instructional tool for staff members in your hospital.

5.     Create an introduction slide, stating the objective and purpose of the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals

6.     Identify the following five 2020 Hospital National Patient Safety Goals and three Universal Protocols:

·       Goal 1 – NPSG.01.01.01 Improve the accuracy of patient identification

·       Goal 2 – NPSG.02.03.01 Improve the effectiveness of communication among caregivers

·       Goal 3 – NPSG.03.04.01 Improve safety of using medications

·       Goal 6 – NPSG.06.01.01 Reduce the harm associated with clinical alarm systems

·       Goal 7 – NPSG.07.01.01 Reduce the risk of health care associated infections

7.     In the PowerPoint Presentation, identify the 5 safety goals above, summarize each goal and include the

Rationale and Elements of Performance in your own words.

8.     You may use bullet points for the Elements of Performance.

9.     Create a conclusion slide, commenting on what the Joint Commission Standards strive to ensure and the value of the NPSGs.

10.  Typically, this assignment requires a minimum of 8 slides – maximum of 12 slides.

Submit assignment to the Blackboard.

(Be advised, when a NPSG becomes a standard; the goal number is retired and is not used again. Therefore, you will find several goal numbers missing.)