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    You have been asked by the hospital's Board of Director's to prepare a Risk Management Plan that will help to develop a culture of safety throughout Little Falls Hospital. The plan should address the National Patient Safety Goals and strategies to be implemented throughout the organization. Prepare a 750-word summary of the important components of the plan, the resources that are required to implement, and strategies to overcome some of the hospital deficiencies.

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    The National Patient Safety Goals are mandated by The Joint Commission. These goals have been formed through years of monitoring patient error reports and near misses of incidents. These are meant to protect the patient and also to reduce litigation for hospitals and staff. Every few years, there will be evidence that certain safety measures are being neglected and will be added to the list of goals for measuring by staff. In 2012, The Joint Commission added catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Each facility will need to set up a plan to monitor patient with indwelling catheters and report the data to The Joint Commission (http://www.jointcommission.org/new_2012_national_patient_safety_goal_cauti/).
    In 2002, the first patient safety goals were established. Although some take an extra few minutes of time for the hospital staff, they prevent many serious accidents and/or injuries for patients. Identifying a patient in two ways ...

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