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Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 10, 2012.
The near elimination of central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in intensive care units (ICUs) in Michigan stands as one of the landmark accomplishments of the patient safety field. Although the checklist for CLABSI prevention has been widely publicized, equally important components of the intervention included the comprehensive unit-based safety program (CUSP) and interventions to improve safety culture in participating ICUs. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality subsequently sponsored an effort to extend the success of the Michigan initiative nationwide, centered around implementation of the CUSP. The initial results, presented in this press release, indicate another remarkable success, with CLABSI rates being reduced by 40% across 1100 participating ICUs. It is notable that these reductions were accomplished even though the baseline rate of CLABSI was already lower than in prior studies. The developer of CUSP, Dr. Peter Pronovost, was interviewed by AHRQ WebM&M in 2010.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; July 2011.
This announcement seeks participants in the AHRQ Patient Safety Culture Survey. Data collected will be hosted in a central repository for comparison with other similar organizations. The data submission process is now closed.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
This fellowship program focuses on developing competencies for leading patient safety efforts. The application process for the 2019–2020 class now closed.
Canadian Patient Safety Institute.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. September 23, 2008.
Through his work, Peter Pronovost, a critical care physician and professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has inspired culture change by devising evidence-based clinical practices that save lives and improve patient safety. The MacArthur Foundation has selected him as a 2008 Fellow and recipient of a $500,000 "genius grant."
Chicago, IL. American Hospital Association; July 24, 2008.
This announcement and accompanying magazine insert profiles recipients of the 2008 American Hospital Association Quest for Quality Prize, an annual award that honors hospitals demonstrating achievement in the six Institute of Medicine quality aims: safety, effectiveness, efficiency, patient-centeredness, timeliness, and equity.
The Joint Commission.
The Eisenberg Award honors individuals and organizations who have made vital accomplishments in improving patient and quality. The 2005 honorees are Audrey Nelson, PhD, RN; Maryland Patient Safety Center; Meridian Health, New Jersey; and Sentara Healthcare, Virginia and North Carolina. The awards were presented at the National Quality Forum's Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 6, in Washington, DC.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. September 20, 2005.
Michael Cohen, President of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, has focused his career on preventing medical errors with innovative and elegant solutions. The MacArthur Foundation has selected him as a 2005 Fellow and recipient of a $500,000 "genius grant."