Eight new Anticoagulant Therapy elements of performance (EPs) within the National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) 03.05.01 go into effect July 1, 2019 for all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals, nursing care centers and medical centers (accredited under the ambulatory health care program). A rise in adverse drug events associated with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) led the Joint Commission to update this NPSG to address DOACs and help to reverse that trend. The Joint Commission and the Anticoagulation Forum developed a two-part webinar series (Session 1 held April 2) to share best practices and answer questions about implementation. The recording of the April 2 webinar is available online, along with the registration details for the May 7 webinar.
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