Senior Nursing Poster Session (Virtual)

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

2nd Student Major

Nursing

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Dr. Jessica Naber RN, PhD

Presentation Format

Event

Abstract/Description

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections are a common issue in healthcare settings and account for longer patient hospital stays and increased hospital bills. Three studies found during our research described pre-intervention data followed by post-intervention data after a form of a CAUTI prevention plan had been implemented. These studies found that CAUTI rates reduced dramatically after the protocol had been in place. Using this information, we decided to examine Murray-Calloway County Hospital’s current CAUTI protocol and improve upon it with a protocol of our own. We were able to develop two forms based on our research: a CAUTI protocol form to serve as a “timeout” checklist before the procedure, as well as a daily audit form that could be used to track daily catheter care. A presentation was given to the MCCH Post-Surgical 4th floor about our findings and proposed protocol. The staff was receptive and attentive to our presentation. We hope that through our findings and creation of the CAUTI protocol, we were able to foster more thought about CAUTI prevention and help to improve patient wellbeing at MCCH.

Location

Virtual/Online

Start Date

November 2021

End Date

November 2021

Fall Scholars Week 2021 Event

Senior Nursing Poster Session

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Nov 15th, 12:00 AM Nov 16th, 12:00 AM

Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections through CAUTI Protocol Implementation

Virtual/Online

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections are a common issue in healthcare settings and account for longer patient hospital stays and increased hospital bills. Three studies found during our research described pre-intervention data followed by post-intervention data after a form of a CAUTI prevention plan had been implemented. These studies found that CAUTI rates reduced dramatically after the protocol had been in place. Using this information, we decided to examine Murray-Calloway County Hospital’s current CAUTI protocol and improve upon it with a protocol of our own. We were able to develop two forms based on our research: a CAUTI protocol form to serve as a “timeout” checklist before the procedure, as well as a daily audit form that could be used to track daily catheter care. A presentation was given to the MCCH Post-Surgical 4th floor about our findings and proposed protocol. The staff was receptive and attentive to our presentation. We hope that through our findings and creation of the CAUTI protocol, we were able to foster more thought about CAUTI prevention and help to improve patient wellbeing at MCCH.

 

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