Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals

Public Health Discussion
October 7, 2019
Project Proposal
October 7, 2019

Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals (Updated 8-28-18)
Assignment Guidelines: You are to develop an APA format paper (abstract not required) addressing the following criteria in the table below. You should complete assigned readings and view content in Module 3 prior to writing this paper. Please use the boldface words listed under Criteria as 1st level headings in your paper.
Preparation for paper:
First review the programs of interest and the National Patient Safety Goals by clicking this Link
(Links to an external site.)
Choose a program of interest from the list on the website. You can choose any program of interest except for Laboratory Services.
Next choose TWO of the National Patient Safety Goals listed under your selected program of interest to address in the paper. Be sure to identify the chosen program of interest and the specific National Patient Safety Goal you will be discussing in the introduction of your paper.

Grading criteria
Points

Introduce paper (Identify the chosen program of interest and the 2 National Patient Safety Goals including their assigned number. Be sure to include a thesis statement (tell the reader what the paper is about). (4-5 sentences)
*Note you do not include a boldface heading Introduction. Instead you type a non-boldface abbreviated title of paper (see APA 6th edition for example)
5 pts
National Patient Safety Goal 1- Address why it is important to have this goal and provide specific examples of why this has been a problem in the practice setting. Scholarly references cited to support this section. (1/2 page)
15 pts
Discussion (This heading should be 2nd level per APA- see reference)- Discuss if you believe this goal is realistic. Describe obstacles that impede implementation and identify actions that will facilitate implementation. (1/2 page)
20 pts
National Patient Safety Goal 2: Address why it is important to have this goal and provide specific examples of why this has been a problem in the practice setting. (1/2 page)
15 pts
Discussion (This heading should be 2nd level per APA- see reference)- Discuss if you believe this goal is realistic. Describe obstacles that impede implementation and identify actions that will facilitate implementation. (1/2 page)
20 pts
Summary- Provide a summary of main ideas from your paper. Do not provide any new information in this section. (4-5 sentences)
5 pts
Follows APA 6th edition format (no abstract required), correct grammar and spelling, uses correct headings, minimum of 4 scholarly references (textbook can be 1 reference), and maximum of 2 direct quotes.
20 pts
Total Points (Minus deductions for late submission):

100 pts

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