More on MO hospitals participating in CUSP/Stop BSI Collaborative

April 4, 2011    |   By: Calevir

An estimated 250,000 central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) occur in hospitals each year, and as many as 62,000 patients who get these infections die as a result.

The Missouri Center for Patient Safety, in partnership with the Missouri Hospital Association, the Health Research and Education Trust, Johns Hopkins University Quality and Safety Research Group, and the Keystone Center for Patient Safety and Quality of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association are implementing the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) and interventions to prevent central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) in Missouri and nationwide.

This project, the first of its kind in size and scope, aims to eliminate harm that has been, until now, considered an inevitable circumstance of health care.  Currently, 43 states and territories and more than 1,000 hospitals are participating in this project.

In February 2011, 12 Missouri hospitals  joined the national CUSP/Stop BSI collaborative.

Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar
Cox Health, Springfield
Fitzgibbon Hospital, Marshall
Harrison County Community Hospital, Bethany
Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Festus
Kindred Hospital , Kansas City
Kindred Hospital St. Anthony, St. Louis
Kindred Hospital, St. Louis
Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains
Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems, Hayti
Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Louis
St. John’s Mercy Hospital, Washington

This is in addition to the previously mentioned 15 hospitals in the Greater Kansas City/Northwest Missouri area that started the project in September 2009, which has reduced CLABSIs by 32%.

The goals of the national collaborative are to reduce the mean CLABSI rate across the nation to less than 1 CLABSI per 1,000 catheter days over two years, and to improve safety culture in participating units.


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