SNHP | Senior Nursing Poster Session

Title

CAUTI Reduction

Presenter Information

Mitchell RamseyFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

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Dr. Marcia Hobbs

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections are an issue in hospitals in our area and around the country. They are common, and can lead to more serious problems than the patient already has. Research has shown evidence that avoiding indwelling catheters unless medically necessary is one solution to reduce CAUTI. Bundling catheter care, and using a checklist is another solution that evidence has backed up. Lastly, institutions that have a nurse-driven protocol that allows nurses to remove catheters without a doctor’s order if deemed necessary also have lower CAUTI incidence.

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CAUTI Reduction

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections are an issue in hospitals in our area and around the country. They are common, and can lead to more serious problems than the patient already has. Research has shown evidence that avoiding indwelling catheters unless medically necessary is one solution to reduce CAUTI. Bundling catheter care, and using a checklist is another solution that evidence has backed up. Lastly, institutions that have a nurse-driven protocol that allows nurses to remove catheters without a doctor’s order if deemed necessary also have lower CAUTI incidence.