CAUTI path to zero: A triple-pronged approach to minding our pees and cues
Stephanie Huckaby, MSN, RN-BC, NEA-BC
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- The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
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Successful reduction of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs) is a transdisciplinary effort requiring consistent attention. The goal of this project was to use evidence to implement strategies to reduce CAUTIs in a large academic medical center hospitals.
The results of this EBP project demonstrated a 34% decrease from 2017 to 2018 in CAUTI events. The SIR was decreased from .975 (460 bed hospital) and 1.22 (150 bed hospital) to 0.753 and 0.445, respectively to meet the goal for 2018. The 2019 year to date is on track to meet the goal of 0.74 SIR. The utilization rates decreased by .28 in the first year and are well below the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) mean for 2019.
The triple-pronged approach of streamlining indications for insertion, focusing on prompt remove, and providing alternatives to indwelling catheters produced a formula for a 34% reduction in CAUTIs at a large academic center university hospitals.
|Review Type||Abstract Review Only: Reviewed by Event Host|
|Evidence Level||Literature Review|
|Research Approach||Translational Research/Evidence-based Practice|
|Keywords||Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs);
Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs);
Nurse Driven Protocols
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