On the CUSP: Stop Blood Stream Infections - Resources

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On the CUSP: Stop Blood Stream Infections - Resources

Description

The resources from the Stop Blood Stream Infections (“Stop BSI”) program aim to eliminate catheter-related bloodstream infections and their associated costs. Similar efforts in Michigan were successful in nearly eliminating these infections by reducing the median rate of catheter-related bloodstream infections to zero. 

The Stop BSI program includes a variety of resources including:

  • Educational sessions
  • The Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Toolkit, which supports efforts to implement evidence-based practices and eliminate central line-associated blood stream infections in clinical areas
  • The Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP) Toolkit, which improves safety culture and helps clinicians learn from their mistakes (two components of a safety scorecard) by integrating safety practices into the daily work of a unit or clinical area

Developer:

Johns Hopkins University Quality & Safety Research Group

Funding Sources:

Sandler Foundation; Johns Hopkins University Quality & Safety Research Group

History

Release Date: 2008
Review Date: 2009
Original Summary: October 2009
Last Updated: 08/08/12

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