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Eliminating CLABSI: A National Patient Safety Imperative

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

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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Select for the second report, issued September 2011.


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.

AHRQ Publication No: 11-0037-EF
 

Current as of April 2011
Internet Citation: Eliminating CLABSI: A National Patient Safety Imperative: A Progress Report on the National On the CUSP: Stop BSI Project. April 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/cusp/using-cusp-prevention/onthecusprpt/index.html