Slide 8. Michigan Keystone ICU Project

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) and AHRQ's Role in their Prevention

Text version of slide presentation from a National Advisory Council meeting.

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  • 2003—first major HAI project: $454,000.
  • Led by Dr. Peter Pronovost, JHU [Johns Hopkins University], in conjunction with Michigan Hospital Association & Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
  • Enormously successful in reducing CR-BSI [catheter-related bloodstream infection] in Michigan ICUs [intensive care units].
  • Based on streamlining CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] protocols, addressing teamwork/human factors, and fostering a culture of safety.
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Internet Citation: Slide 8. Michigan Keystone ICU Project: Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) and AHRQ's Role in their Prevention. August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2011-04-nac/munier/slide8.html