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Constellation Energy Building
Note: If you work for an organization that is part of Johns Hopkins Medicine, e-mail AILearning@jhmi.edu to indicate your interest in this course. Please DO NOT attempt to register from this page.
The Armstrong Institute offers several interactive training opportunities—a one-day workshop, online learning, and a remote coaching program—to help participants to launch and sustain effective Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) teams.
Created by Johns Hopkins patient safety researchers, CUSP aims to improve patient safety culture while providing frontline caregivers with the tools and support that they need to tackle the hazards that threaten their patients. CUSP has been used to target a wide range of problems: patient falls, hospital-acquired infections, medication administration errors, communication breakdowns and many others. It has been a linchpin of many large-scale patient safety improvement efforts across the United States and internationally.
CUSP Training Opportunities
Workshop Plus Online Modules
Called Application of CUSP, our one-day workshop uses an innovative game to simulate the experience of preparing a CUSP unit, launching it, and sustaining an effective, engaged team over many months. Working in groups, learners devise solutions to common barriers, develop a firsthand understanding of the roles of different CUSP team members, and learn from the experiences of other teams. Before the workshop, participants must complete nine online modules that provide fundamental CUSP concepts.
Called Foundations of CUSP, these nine modules provide a strong grounding in the knowledge and problem-solving skills you need to develop and sustain an effective CUSP team. Participants learn fundamental CUSP concepts and then apply those concepts in realistic scenarios. This self-paced program can be taken at any time on its own. Successful completion of these modules is required for the one-day workshop or to participate in a CUSP Cohort.
This coaching and support program consists of nine live webinars over one year. These events guide teams as they confront common challenges and help them to learn from each one another. Cohorts follow the CUSP Phaseline, a roadmap that lays out the steps needed for a self-sufficient CUSP team. A new cohort begins roughly every three months. To participate, individuals must complete the Foundations of CUSP online modules before the cohort start date.
Who Should Participate
Patient safety officers, medical directors, administrators, unit-based safety champions, frontline staff, nurses, individuals moving into a safety oversight role, quality improvement professionals and risk managers. We encourage participants to come as groups.
Registration and Cost
Standard Registration Fees
Johns Hopkins Medicine employees: There is no cost for these programs, although a fee will be charged for late cancellations. Workshop and cohort seats are limited. Email AILearning@jhmi.edu to indicate your interest in this course.
Workshop registration fee includes instructional materials, breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack.
Please see our cancellation and refund policy.
In addition to holding regularly scheduled workshops in Baltimore, we can bring this training to your facility. Email AILearning@jhmi.edu or call us at 410-637-7168 for details.
Times and Location: One-Day CUSP Workshop
Constellation Energy Building
750 E. Pratt St., 4th Floor Conference Center
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Email AILearning@jhmi.edu or call 410-637-7170.
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