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Journal Article

Reduce the likelihood of patient harm associated with the use of anticoagulant therapy: commentary from the Anticoagulation Forum on the Updated Joint Commission NPSG.03.05.01 Elements of Performance

Dager WE, Ansell J, Barnes GD, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2020.

The Joint Commission previously issued a sentinel event alert for medication errors relating to anticoagulant therapies and included them as part of the National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) program. This commentary discusses the eight 2019 NPSG safety goals for anticoagulants: dosing protocols; anticoagulant reversal; perioperative management; laboratory monitoring; anticoagulant safety; patient education; unit dose packaging, and; programmable pumps.