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Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. October 8, 2019; Constellation Energy Building Conference Center, Baltimore, MD.
The comprehensive unit-based safety program (CUSP) approach emphasizes improving safety culture through a continuous process of reporting and learning from errors, improving teamwork, and engaging staff at all levels in safety efforts. This conference will cover how to utilize CUSP, including understanding and addressing challenges to implementation.
This Web site summarizes patient safety improvement efforts in Tennessee and provides access to an annual report of their efforts and a calendar of training opportunities.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; July 2013. AHRQ Publication No. 13-0071-EF.
This report provides preliminary outcome data from a six-cohort collaborative that used the comprehensive unit-based safety program and associated tools to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). The early data show a decrease in the overall rate of CAUTI, with a more striking decrease in non-intensive care unit settings than in ICU settings.
Journal Article > Study
Saladino L, Pickett LC, Frush K, Mall A, Champagne MT. J Nurs Care Qual. 2013;28:139-146.
A nurse-led comprehensive unit-based safety program identified numerous important safety issues in an intensive care unit. Executive walkrounds helped overcome barriers to address these problems.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2011. AHRQ Publication No. 11-0037-1-EF.
Journal Article > Study
Assessing and improving safety culture throughout an academic medical centre: a prospective cohort study.
Paine LA, Rosenstein BJ, Sexton JB, Kent P, Holzmueller CG, Pronovost PJ. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19:547-554.
Strategies that foster a positive safety culture are increasingly supported by emerging relationships between hospital safety culture and adverse events, such as readmissions. Teamwork training, executive walk rounds, and establishing unit-based safety teams are all initiatives associated with improvements in safety culture measurement. This study describes a hospital-wide initiative that significantly improved nearly all safety culture domains in 144 clinical units over a 3-year period. The initiatives implemented included a comprehensive unit-based safety program (CUSP), specific teamwork and communication tools, a series of educational venues, and investments in infrastructure and leadership positions. A past AHRQ WebM&M conversation and perspective discussed important facets of safety culture in health care.
Journal Article > Commentary
Romig M, Goeschel C, Pronovost P, Berenholtz SM. Hosp Pract (Minneap). 2010;38:114-121.