The results are in. For the 1,100 ICUs that participated in the two-year On The CUSP: Stop BSI project, there was a 40 percent reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infections, with 500 deaths and 2,000 infections prevented.
Whether you participated in this project or your hospital is eager to incorporate the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, the Armstrong Institute provides resources to help you navigate the steps to having a successful CUSP program.
We have assembled the following to help you learn more about CUSP.
- Monthly e-newsletter. CUSPdateSM details how your peers are implementing CUSP in their hospitals, the latest CUSP research and news.
- CUSP Coaching Sessions. Institute experts have led several interactive coaching sessions on topics related to implementing, sustaining and spreading CUSP. Requires free Microsoft Silverlight download.
- "CUSP: How Do You Know if You're Ready?": learn about critical factors—such as workplace culture and staff engagement—that should be in place for a successful CUSP launch. (Jan 2013)
- "The CUSP Phaseline: Navigating the Road to Becoming an Independent CUSP Team": focusing on a step-by-step checklist for starting, launching and sustaining a successful CUSP unit. (Feb. 2013)
- "Culture Matters: Measuring and Improving Patient Safety" (March 2013)
- "Identifying and Building the CUSP Team" (April 2013)
- CUSPLearning Instructional videos. Learn how to get started, implement, sustain and spread CUSP on your unit and in your hospital.
- “Understanding CUSP and the CUSP Team”: learn about the program's five steps and who should be on your team.
- "The CUSP Phaseline: A Checklist to Independence for CUSP Teams"
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