Clancy Slide 6

Director's Update

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

Michigan ICUs [Intensive Care Units] Sustain Zero BSIs [Bloodstream Infections] for Up to 2 Years

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  • Using Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) cut central line-associated bloodstream infections to zero.
  • 60 percent of hospitals had zero bloodstream infections for 1 year; 26 percent had zero infections for 2 years.
  • Smaller hospitals sustained zero infections longer than larger ones.
  • CUSP implemented as part of Keystone ICU Project.

Image: Banner for the MHA [Michigan Health and Hospital Association] Keystone Center for Patient Safety and Quality.

Lipitz-Snyrderman A Needham D, Colatuoni E, et al. The ability of intensive care units to maintain zero central line-associated bloodstream infections. Arch Intern Med 2011;171(9):856-858.


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Current as of November 2012
Internet Citation: Clancy Slide 6: Director's Update. November 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2011-07-nac/clancy/clancysl6.html