Editor’s pick: Proven Methods for Drastically Reducing CAUTIs
Patient Safety Monitor Insider
May 16, 2012
Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) are a consistent cause of concern for hospitals. Patients suffer 38,000 infections each year, costing U.S. hospitals $400 million according to an October 2011 National Quality Forum’s Partnership for Patients/ National Priorities Partnership webinar.
In an effort to reverse the trend, The Joint Commission named CAUTIs a National Patient Safety Goal to be fully implemented by 2013. The Partnership for Patients also aims to reduce preventable CAUTIs by 50% by 2013.
On Wednesday, May 30, 2012, join nurse practitioner Mikel Gray, PhD, PNP, FNP, CUNP CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, and chief of infection prevention and 2012 APIC conference speaker Brian Koll, MD, FACP, FIDSA, for a live presentation of proven methods on CAUTI reduction, including how Beth Israel Medical Center reduced the number of CAUTIs by 83% using proven organization-wide catheter best practices such as evidence-based practice, staff education, daily need assessments, multidisciplinary teamwork, monitoring, and root-cause analysis. You’ll also get best practices to educate and train your entire staff.
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