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Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program Toolkit


Description

The Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP) toolkit provides training tools to make care safer by improving the foundation of how physicians, nurses, and other clinical team members work together. It builds the capacity to address safety issues by combining clinical best practices and the science of safety.

The CUSP toolkit is modular and modifiable to meet individual unit needs. Each module includes teaching tools and resources to support change at the unit level.

Modules include:
  • Learn about CUSP
  • Assemble the team
  • Engage the senior executive
  • Understand the science of safety
  • Identify defects through sense making
  • Implement teamwork and communication
  • Apply CUSP

Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: http://www.ahrq.gov/cusptoolkit

Developer

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Funding Sources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


QualityTool Topic

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History

  • Release Date: 09/2012
  • Original Summary: 10/2012
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QualityTool Classification
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Last updated: October 09, 2013.