About the Toolkit Development


This toolkit was developed based on the experiences of more than 1,000 ICUs that participated in the On the CUSP: Stop BSI project. These ICUs reduced CLABSIs by 41 percent using the CUSP method and resources included in this toolkit.

Project partners

Health Research and Educational Trust: prime contractor of the project responsible for project administration and management, budget oversight, recruitment of States, and development of State lead resources.

Armstrong Institute: provided educational content and resources for implementation at the hospital unit level. The Institute conceived and developed CUSP and provided faculty who coached hospital teams and presented at educational meetings.

Michigan Hospital Association: coordinated data collection and reporting and provided project implementation and coaching support.


CLABSI final report
NICU report
CUSP Success Stories
High Performance Work Practices report

Page last reviewed March 2018
Page originally created March 2018
Internet Citation: About the Toolkit Development. Content last reviewed March 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://www.ahrq.gov/hai/clabsi-tools/about.html
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