Upcoming CUSP Workshops in Baltimore
OCTOBER 21-22, 2013 JANUARY 7-8, 2014 APRIL 2-3, 2014
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.
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 40 units at The Johns Hopkins Hospital 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 was also used by more than 1,100 intensive care units across the United States in a highly touted project that reduced central-line associated bloodstream infections by 40 percent.
Course Objectives Participants will gain the knowledge necessary to:
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. Format Presentations, informal discussions, and interactive working sessions
Continuing Education Credits This continuing nursing activity was approved by the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This workshop has been approved for 11 contact hours.
Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute