Final Report on the National On the CUSP: Stop BSI Project
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality funded a national effort to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections (BSIs) in U.S. hospitals by implementing a Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP). This final report summarizes the progress that was made during the On the CUSP: Stop BSI project, a unique partnership with the Health Research & Educational Trust, the Johns Hopkins University Quality and Safety Research Group, and the Michigan Health & Hospital Association's Keystone Center for Patient Safety & Quality.
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A project of:
Research & Educational Trust
Hopkins University Quality and Safety Research Group
Health & Hospital Association Keystone Center for Patient Safety &
National Project Team
What We Learned: Five Key Lessons
1. Have Well-Defined, Evidence-Based Interventions
2. Build a Solid Implementation Structure and Project Plan
3. Collect and Use Timely, Accurate, and Actionable Data to Improve Performance
4. Tailor National Program for Local and Unit Audiences
5. Evolve Project Strategies and Emphases Over Time
Lessons on How To Improve Future National Collaboratives
Key Success Factors
Improvement Opportunities for Future National Collaboratives
Appendix A: Interview Questions
Disclaimer: This report was developed with data collected and analyzed under contract with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The information and opinions expressed herein reflect solely the position of the authors. Nothing herein should be construed to indicate AHRQ support or endorsement of its contents.
AHRQ Publication No. 12-0087-EF
Current as of October 2012
Eliminating CLABSI, A National Patient Safety Imperative: Final Report on the National "On
the CUSP: Stop BSI" Project. AHRQ Publication No: 12-0087-EF, October 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/clabsi-final/index.html