Patient Safety Update: New CUSP ModuleAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) sent this bulletin at 09/25/2013 01:44 PM EDT
New CUSP Module Helps Clinicians Engage Patients and Families in the Hospital Setting
AHRQ is releasing a new module for its Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) to help clinical teams learn how to engage patients and families in their care. Based on a field-tested guide for engaging patients and families, the CUSP Patient and Family Engagement Module includes PowerPoint slides, speaker notes, demonstration videos and tools to improve communication and patient safety in the hospital setting. This module helps clinicians:
- Explore the roles and characteristics of patient and family advisors
- Understand the relationship between communication and patient safety
- Apply IDEAL Discharge Planning
- Communicate adverse events to patients and family members
Clinical teams can use this module to foster an environment where patients, family members, and hospital staff are working together as partners to improve the quality and safety of care.
To download the CUSP Patient and Family Engagement Module, select: http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/education/curriculum-tools/cusptoolkit/modules/patfamilyengagement/index.html
To learn more about CUSP, select:
The Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital Quality and Safety can be found at: http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/engagingfamilies/patfamilyengageguide/.