Patient Safety Tool: Joint Commission Guide to Reducing SSIs

The Joint Commission offers a free guide on implementing the National Patient Safety Goal to reduce surgical site infections.



"The Joint Commission's Implementation Guide for NPSG.07.05.01 on Surgical Site Infections: The SSI Change Project," is based on The Joint Commission's SSI Change Project, an initiative to reduce SSIs. The Joint Commission's goal, stated in NPSG 07.05.01, is to implement evidence-based practices for preventing SSIs.


The implementation guide provides 23 practices effective against SSIs, based on 17 hospitals' experiences in phase II of the SSI Change Project.

Download the SSI reduction guide for use in your own facility.

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