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National Patient Safety Goals

In 2009, The Joint Commission announced three new Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) National Patient Safety Goals:

  • Reduce the incidence and transmission of Multi-drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO)
  • Reduce Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI) and
  • Reduce Surgical Site Infections (SSI)

Education of staff on the essentials of these topic areas and prevention measures is an important component of reducing these HAIs at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH).

Below, please find links to individual PowerPoint presentations on the topics above. Please review any that are relevant to your practice at YNHH.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact YNHH Epidemiology and Infection Control at 203-688-4634.