The National Quality Forum will review its list of safe practices and is accepting recommendations for additional practices.
The NQF will review its current safe practices, the evidence and research that exist for using them, and implementation guidelines. The standards organization also will study new practices, particularly in areas that correspond with the NQFs list of 28 adverse events, infection control and prevention, organ donation, healthcare worker safety, and in handoffs between care units. Participants may submit new practices by 6 p.m. EST on Feb. 29. In addition to the call for submissions, the NQF is seeking three new members for its safe practices maintenance committee, charged with overseeing the review and update of the list. Nominations are due by 6 p.m. EST on Feb. 15.
The NQF will use funding from the Texas Medical Institute of Technology in addition to its own budget to conduct the project. Any recommendations made by the committee will go through the NQFs consensus process before the organization formally adopts them. -- by Jean DerGurahian
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