Ninety seven percent of acute trusts in England are participating in Matching Michigan. This is a quality improvement project based on a model developed in the United States which, over 18 months, saved around 1,500 patient lives. It took place at Intensive Care Units (ICUs) in Michigan and introduced technical interventions (changes in clinical practice) and non-technical interventions (linked to leadership, teamwork and culture change), which when applied together have been shown to significantly reduce the incidences of Central Venous Catheter bloodstream infections (CVC-BSIs).
Matching Michigan is being led by NPSA. The project has many connections with existing interventions promoted by Patient Safety First, particularly the Critical Care and Leadership interventions. Matching Michigan also builds on interventions such as the Department of Health High Impact Intervention No 1: Central venous catheter care bundle.
You can download most of the resources for Matching Michigan and adapt these for use locally.
The Safety culture survey and the Unit baseline survey can be found by clicking on the 'Resources' tab below.