SNHP | Senior Nursing Poster Session

Title

Reducing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections Through Evidence-Based Practice

Presenter Information

Hannah BrownFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

Minor

N/A

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Marcia Hobbs, DNS, RN

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

This body of work explores several articles that report on results from research conducted in the clinical setting as they relate to catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention. The goal of this project is to decrease CAUTI incidence and increase patient safety/outcomes by using interventions specific to infection prevention. Several articles were analyzed and appraised for significant findings including, “A Quasi-Experimental Study to Test A Prevention Bundle For Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections”, “Systematic Review and Meta-analysis: Reminder Systems to Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections and Urinary Catheter Use in Hospitalized Patients”, “Indwelling Urinary Catheter Management: Effect of An Interactive Workshop on Nurses’ Practice and Perception”, and “How Do University Education and Clinical Experience Influence Pre-Registration Nursing Students’ Infection Control Practice? A Descriptive Cross Sectional Survey.” Together these studies provide implications for evidence-based practice and best current evidence. These studies suggest that by using a CAUTI prevention bundle, a reminder system, performing perineal/catheter care each shift, assessing for the need for a catheter each shift with the physician, and implementing a focused workshop, CAUTI incidence will decrease and patient outcomes will increase.

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Nursing

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Reducing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections Through Evidence-Based Practice

This body of work explores several articles that report on results from research conducted in the clinical setting as they relate to catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention. The goal of this project is to decrease CAUTI incidence and increase patient safety/outcomes by using interventions specific to infection prevention. Several articles were analyzed and appraised for significant findings including, “A Quasi-Experimental Study to Test A Prevention Bundle For Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections”, “Systematic Review and Meta-analysis: Reminder Systems to Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections and Urinary Catheter Use in Hospitalized Patients”, “Indwelling Urinary Catheter Management: Effect of An Interactive Workshop on Nurses’ Practice and Perception”, and “How Do University Education and Clinical Experience Influence Pre-Registration Nursing Students’ Infection Control Practice? A Descriptive Cross Sectional Survey.” Together these studies provide implications for evidence-based practice and best current evidence. These studies suggest that by using a CAUTI prevention bundle, a reminder system, performing perineal/catheter care each shift, assessing for the need for a catheter each shift with the physician, and implementing a focused workshop, CAUTI incidence will decrease and patient outcomes will increase.