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Learn how to adopt CUSP—the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program—to energize patient safety efforts among frontline providers and tackle the hazards that threaten patients.
Created by Johns Hopkins patient safety researchers, CUSP is a five-step program designed to change a unit's workplace culture—and in so doing bring about significant safety improvements—by empowering staff to assume responsibility for safety in their environment. Adopted by more than 120 units across Johns Hopkins Medicine and thousands of units outside of Hopkins, CUSP has been used to target a wide range of problems: patient falls, hospital-acquired infections and medication administration errors, to name a few.
CUSP has also been featured in many large-scale patient safety and quality improvement efforts, including a project in which 1,100 intensive care units across the United States reduced central-line associated bloodstream infections by 40 percent.
Now offered in a blended format of online course work followed by a daylong interactive workshop, this program allows you to apply experiential problem-solving skills needed for effective CUSP work and arms you with the tools to take CUSP back to your unit or work area.
Who Should Attend
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.
This is a blended program, consisting of nine online learning modules of about 30 minutes each, followed by a highly interactive, in-person workshop in Baltimore. To ensure that participants have the prerequisite knowledge to get the most out of the in-person workshop, they should complete the online modules and a post-test before the start of the workshop. Instructions for how to access these online modules will be provided closer to the program date.
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