Annals of Thoracic Medicine
BRIEF REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 11--16

Introducing the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program for mechanically ventilated patients in Saudi Arabian Intensive Care Units


Raymond M Khan1, Maha Aljuaid1, Hanan Aqeel1, Mohammed M Aboudeif2, Shaimaa Elatwey2, Rajeh Shehab2, Yasser Mandourah3, Khalid Maghrabi4, Hassan Hawa4, Imran Khalid5, Ismael Qushmaq5, Asad Latif6, Bickey Chang6, Sean M Berenholtz6, Sultan Tayar3, Khloud Al-Harbi3, Amin Yousef7, Anas A Amr7, Yaseen M Arabi1 
1 Department of Intensive Care, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Critical Care, International Extended Care Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Intensive Care, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Intensive Care, King Faisal Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
5 Department of Medicine, Section of Critical Care Medicine, King Faisal Hospital and Research Center- Gen Org., Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
6 Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
7 Department of Intensive Care, Al-Emam Abdulrahman Al-Faisal Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Yaseen M Arabi
Department of Intensive Care, MC 1425, Professor, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, P.O. Box 22490 Riyadh 11426
Saudi Arabia

Over the past decade, there have been major improvements to the care of mechanically ventilated patients (MVPs). Earlier initiatives used the concept of ventilator care bundles (sets of interventions), with a primary focus on reducing ventilator-associated pneumonia. However, recent evidence has led to a more comprehensive approach: The ABCDE bundle (Awakening and Breathing trial Coordination, Delirium management and Early mobilization). The approach of the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) was developed by patient safety researchers at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and is supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to improve local safety cultures and to learn from defects by utilizing a validated structured framework. In August 2015, 17 Intensive Care Units (ICUs) (a total of 271 beds) in eight hospitals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia joined the CUSP for MVPs (CUSP 4 MVP) that was conducted in 235 ICUs in 169 US hospitals and led by the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. The CUSP 4 MVP project will set the stage for cooperation between multiple hospitals and thus strives to create a countrywide plan for the management of all MVPs in Saudi Arabia.


How to cite this article:
Khan RM, Aljuaid M, Aqeel H, Aboudeif MM, Elatwey S, Shehab R, Mandourah Y, Maghrabi K, Hawa H, Khalid I, Qushmaq I, Latif A, Chang B, Berenholtz SM, Tayar S, Al-Harbi K, Yousef A, Amr AA, Arabi YM. Introducing the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program for mechanically ventilated patients in Saudi Arabian Intensive Care Units.Ann Thorac Med 2017;12:11-16


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Khan RM, Aljuaid M, Aqeel H, Aboudeif MM, Elatwey S, Shehab R, Mandourah Y, Maghrabi K, Hawa H, Khalid I, Qushmaq I, Latif A, Chang B, Berenholtz SM, Tayar S, Al-Harbi K, Yousef A, Amr AA, Arabi YM. Introducing the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program for mechanically ventilated patients in Saudi Arabian Intensive Care Units. Ann Thorac Med [serial online] 2017 [cited 2017 Mar 25 ];12:11-16
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