Nine-state NICU CUSP-CLABSI project acheives 58% reduction!

January 25, 2013    |   By: Calevir

Central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in newborns was reduced by 58% in just 11 months.   Nine states, participating in HRET’s AHRQ-funded, NICU CUSP-CLABSI project, have reduced overall infections in newborns. The project utilized AHRQ’s Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) to improve project participant’s safety culture and utilize consistent guidelines for catheter insertion and maintenance.

“The CUSP framework brings together safety culture, teamwork and best practices-a combination that is clearly working to keep these vulnerable babies safer,” says AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. “These remarkable results show us that, with the right tools and dedicated clinicians, hospital units can rapidly make care safer.”   Read the full article

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