Implementation of evidence-based strategies to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections among hospitalized, post-surgical adults.
American journal of infection control
washington; spokane; phfmc; Adult; Catheter-Related Infections; Catheters, Indwelling; Cross Infection; Hospitals; Humans; Urinary Catheterization; Urinary Tract Infections
Several catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) prevention interventions were successfully implemented and evaluated on a surgical unit in a community-based hospital. Sustainability of CAUTI prevention efforts requires daily communication between multidisciplinary staff. In our hospital, daily report on CAUTI events and indwelling catheters at a hospital-wide, multidisciplinary safety huddle contributed to an enhanced focus on CAUTI-prevention strategies and unit-level reduction in device use days and CAUTI rates.
Gauron, Georgia and Bigand, Teresa, "Implementation of evidence-based strategies to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections among hospitalized, post-surgical adults." (2021). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 5426.