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Tools/Toolkit > Government Resource
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2018.
The Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP), originally developed at Johns Hopkins Hospital by Dr. Peter Pronovost and colleagues, has been instrumental in driving patient safety improvement in several landmark patient safety initiatives. The CUSP approach emphasizes improving safety culture by through a continuous process of reporting and learning from errors, improving teamwork, and engaging staff at all levels in safety efforts. Most recently, an AHRQ-funded project using the CUSP model achieved a 40% reduction of central line–associated bloodstream infections in intensive care units nationwide. This toolkit includes modules on how to build the CUSP team, identify recurring safety concerns, and improve teamwork and communication.
Grant > Fact Sheet/FAQs
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2011. AHRQ Publication No. 09-P013-4-E.
This announcement highlights projects funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to reduce incidence of health care–associated infections.
Audiovisual > Audiovisual Presentation
Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services; May 2011.
This training program explores how to create a culture of safety and prevent health care–associated infections.
Tools/Toolkit > Toolkit
Bethesda, MD: Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care; 2011.
This toolkit provides strategies for engaging patients and families in quality and safety work.
Tools/Toolkit > Fact Sheet/FAQs
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Revised December 2009. AHRQ Publication No. 10-M008.
This tip sheet provides 10 practical steps hospitals can undertake to improve patient safety, based on research funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The tips can be grouped into three areas: 1) reducing health care-acquired infections and retained surgical instruments through use of specific clinical practices; 2) improving drug safety by ensuring access to accurate drug information; and 3) improving the culture of safety through appropriate staffing and work hours for nurses and residents. These tips are based on high-quality research studies documenting the effectiveness of these interventions at reducing errors and improving safety for a broad range of patients.
Journal Article > Commentary
Sexton JB, Paine LA, Manfuso J, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2007;33:699-703.
This tutorial offers a practical tool designed to allow frontline caregivers to turn formal safety culture assessment results into improvement strategies.
Tools/Toolkit > Toolkit
Waltham, MA: Masspro, Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors, Massachusetts Extended Care Foundation; 2007.
This manual provides nursing home staff with a step-by-step guide for medication management to reduce medication errors in long-term care.