Introduction to the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Unit-Based Patient Safety Program (CUSP)
Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Presented by

Lori Paine, RN, MS, Director of Patient Safety

Summary

In 2002 Johns Hopkins instituted a program whereby staff (i.e., nurses, physicians, hospital administrators and other allied health care professionals) from different hospital units were empowered to work more closely and make changes to improve patient safety and quality of care. They were driven to work on one defect in the unit per month. Since the program started, we've expanded it to cover most of the hospital units and have seen significant declines in ventilated associated pneumonia, blood stream infection, reduction in the length of stay, among other improvements. This webinar will provide an introduction to CUSP.
 
Who Should Attend
 
Chief Executive Officers, Hospital Administrators, Vice Presidents, Chief Nursing Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Medical Officers, Directors,Quality & Safety Leaders, Physicians, Physicians Assistants,Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Nurses, and other allied health care staff.
 
About the Speaker
 
Lori Paine, RN, MS, Director of Patient Safety. Lori Paine leads the strategic planning process for patient safety at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Ms. Paine facilitates the Hopkins Patient Safety Committee activities, manages the hospital's event reporting system (PSN), oversees the cultural assessment and coordinates the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (Executive Rounds). In addition, Ms. Paine advises hospitals in the U.S. and overseas on how to assess and change hospital culture so that they become safer and provide higher levels of quality of care. Ms. Paine has been with Hopkins since 1988 where she has held various roles in labor and delivery nursing, management, hospital administration, product line development, and work process redesign. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Nazareth College and a Master's degree in Applied Behavioral Science and Change Management from the Johns Hopkins University.

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