Eliminating CLABSI: A National Patient Safety Imperative

A Progress Report on the National On the CUSP: Stop BSI Project

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is funding a national effort to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections (BSIs) in U.S. hospitals by implementing a Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP). The On the CUSP: Stop BSI project is 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. This report summarizes progress made in the first 2 years of the On the CUSP: Stop BSI project that has recruited more than 700 hospitals' participation.

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A project of:

Health Research & Educational Trust

Johns Hopkins University Quality and Safety Research Group

Michigan Health & Hospital Association Keystone Center for Patient Safety & Quality

Contents

Executive Summary

   Background

   Progress Update

   Project Impact

   Conclusions

Introduction and Objective

Methods

   Data Sources

   Participation Measures

   CLABSI Rates

Results

   Project Participation

   Project Impact

Areas for Continued Improvement

Conclusion

Appendix A: Participating Hospitals, by State

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.

Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Eliminating CLABSI: A National Patient Safety Imperative. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/cusp/onthecusprpt/index.html