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Educational Sessions

Educational audioconferences helped hospital unit teams participating in On the CUSP: Stop BSI to engage with national faculty and other hospitals participating in the project. Slide presentations, audio-recordings, and transcripts for calls that covered key content are available below.

Focus on CLABSI

CLABSI Investigation: Walk the Process
Learn how to find root causes when a CLABSI occurs and see lessons from teams that have walked the process.
Slide Presentation (.pdf) | Recording (.mp3) | Transcript (.doc)

Using the Opportunity Estimator
Learn how to use a powerful tool for making a case for CLABSI reduction efforts.
Slide Presentation (.pdf) | Recording (.mp3) | Transcript (.doc)

Learn About CUSP

CUSP: A Framework for Success
Explore the CUSP model in terms of the national implementation and QIO efforts and learn about one hospital’s experience.
Slide Presentation (.ppt) | Recording (.mp3) | Transcript (.doc)

Jersey Community Hospital
Learn about challenges faced by a small community hospital and how they prevailed in their work to reduce CLABSI.
Slide Presentation (.ppt) | Recording (.mp3) | Transcript (.doc)

Organizational Embrace of CUSP to Improve Patient Safety
Hear the experiences of two facilities in implementing CUSP, and learn how CUSP can be applied to safety issues beyond infections.
Slide Presentation (.ppt) | Recording (.mp3) | Transcript (.doc)

Small and Rural and Critical Access Hospitals
Learn about unique approaches taken by a small, rural critical access hospital in implementing CUSP to improve patient safety.
Slide Presentation (.ppt) | Recording (.mp3) | Transcript (.doc)

Assemble the Team

How CUSP Enables Nurse Empowerment
Learn about elements of the CUSP model that foster assertiveness and proactive engagement among nurses.
Slide Presentation (.ppt) | Recording (.mp3) | Transcript (.doc)

Physician Engagement
Explore communication strategies and how to articulate benefits and advantages of the CUSP model to physicians at management and staff levels.
Slide Presentation (.ppt) | Recording (.mp3) | Transcript (.doc)

Engage the Senior Executive

The Business Case for CUSP
Learn how to define the CUSP model in terms of revenue and expenses.
Slide Presentation (.ppt) | Recording (.mp3) | Transcript (.doc)

Best Practices: How Successful Units Engaged Their Senior Executive Leaders
Learn about challenges and solutions in the effort to engage executive champions for CLABSI reduction.
Slide Presentation (.ppt) | Recording (.mp3) | Transcript (.doc)

Apply CUSP

Morning Briefing and Shadowing
Learn the processes of situational awareness, briefings, shadowing, and assessment tools to use during observations.
Slide Presentation (.ppt) | Recording (.mp3) | Transcript (.doc)

Assertion
Learn a wide range of techniques for improving assertive and effective communication.
Slide Presentation (.ppt) | Recording (.mp3) | Transcript (.doc)

Conflict Resolution
Explore constructive approaches to addressing and mitigating conflict as it arises.
Slide Presentation (.ppt) | Recording (.mp3) | Transcript (.doc)

Sustainability and Spread

Sustaining Zero CLABSIs
Learn how one state has been able to sustain reductions in CLABSIs within their state throughout the national collaborative and beyond.
Slide Presentation (.ppt) | Recording (.mp3) | Transcript (.doc)

Two More Es and How to Spread
Learn how to apply the “4 Es” model and how to “Endure” and “Expand” to sustain and spread improvements in patient safety.
Slide Presentation (.ppt) | Recording (.mp3) | Transcript (.doc)