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AHRQ Safety Program for Intensive Care Units (ICUs): Preventing CLABSI and CAUTI

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Benefits of Participation

By joining this quality improvement program your hospital units will:

  • Work to achieve the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 2020 CLABSI and CAUTI reduction goals
  • Gain experience implementing AHRQ’s Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) model to create a culture of safety
  • Learn how to implement the AHRQ CUSP model and evidence-based practices to eliminate CLABSIs and CAUTIs
  • Network with other ICUs nationally to share best practices and address gaps in performance
  • Interact with expert national faculty
  • Access education on technical and adaptive strategies to eliminate CLABSIs and CAUTIs
  • Access data reports and benchmark performance with other participating ICUs




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