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Welcome to On the CUSP: Stop CAUTI. Barbara Edson, RN, MHA , MBA Vice President of Clinical Quality Health Research and Educational Trust ( HRET ) Project Director. May 3, 2012. Welcome New Cohort. Project Goals. The Project Goals for On the CUSP: Stop CAUTI are to:

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Welcome to on the cusp stop cauti

Welcome to On the CUSP: Stop CAUTI

Barbara Edson, RN, MHA, MBA

Vice President of Clinical Quality

Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET)

Project Director

May 3, 2012

Welcome new cohort

Welcome New Cohort

Project goals

Project Goals

The Project Goals for On the CUSP: Stop CAUTI are to:

Reduce mean CAUTI rates in participating clinical units by 25 percent; and

Improve safety culture as evidenced by improved teamwork and communication by employing CUSP methodology.

Learning the language

Learning the Language

CAUTI – Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection

CUSP – Comprehensive Unit Safety Program

AHRQ – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

HSOPS – Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture

NHSN – National Healthcare Safety Network

CDC HICPAC – Center for Disease Control and Prevention Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee

Learning the players

Learning the Players

AHA – American Hospital Association

HRET – Health Research and Educational Trust

MHA – Michigan Health and Hospitals Association, Keystone Patient Safety Center

U of M – University of Michigan

St John – St. John Hospital and Medical Center

JHU – Johns Hopkins University, Armstrong Institute for

Patient Safety and Quality

APIC – Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.

SHEA– Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

SHM– Society of Hospital Medicine 

Partnerships dissemination

CAUTI National Project Team

Extended Faculty Network


Point of Contact

Extended Faculty



Core National Extended Faculty (CNEF)

State Hospital Associations

Regional Champions


Partnerships & Dissemination


Your project

Your Project

Cohort duration 18 months


  • If you start May 2012, you would participate in the intervention until October 2013

    Components - Technical and Adaptive

    All units

Support and services

Support and Services

Educational events: Learning Sessions, Onboarding Calls and Content Calls

Materials: Implementation guide with tools (guidelines, posters, forms, educational materials)

Coaching: National and regional supported calls

Data: Online secure collection and reporting of process and outcome measures

Site visits: Selected sites within selected states



Next steps

Next Steps

Assure correct Team membership

Complete registration and Data Use Explanation (DUEs)

Onboardingcalls – Begins two weeks after Learning Session #1

Your role in reducing cautis

Your Role in Reducing CAUTIs

  • Team is the agents for change

  • Communication of project

  • Project promotion

  • Project implementers

    You can be the change that you want to see

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