A toolkit, called the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, or CUSP, helped participating hospital reduce central-line associated bloodstream infections by 40 percent, according to the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality.
AHRQ funded a program by Johns Hopkins Medicine and the American Hospital Association to use tools developed at Johns Hopkins at 1,100 adult intensive care units over a four-year period. Preliminary findings show a reduction rate from 1.903 infections per 1,000 central line days to 1.137 infections.
Michigan was the early leader in testing CUSP, a customizable program, with leadership from the Michigan Health & Hospital Association before it was expanded to 10 states and then nationally. More information and the toolkit is available here.
Register or login for access to this item and much more
All Health Data Management content is archived after seven days.
Community members receive:
- All recent and archived articles
- Conference offers and updates
- A full menu of enewsletter options
- Web seminars, white papers, ebooks
Already have an account? Log In
Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access