Catheter Associated Urinary Tract infections prevention. The presence of an indwelling urinary catheter predisposes a patient to a Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection. Each day a catheter is left in place, the patient risk for a CAUTI increases by 5%. Many characteristics of a Level II Trauma Center ICU/IMCU (need for rapid assessment, resuscitation and treatment) contribute to the routine insertion of, and reluctance to remove, indwelling urinary catheters. The aim of this project was to decrease the patient harm of CAUTI incidence by focusing on a cultural transformation around the use of indwelling urinary catheters. CAUTI events and indwelling urinary catheter utilization rates are part of Infection Prevention surveillance and are reported monthly to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) (1). In 2014, the ICU/IMCU ended the year with eight CAUTIs and a 59% catheter utilization rate which was greater than one standard Conflict of interest: No financial conflicts of interest to disclose.
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract infections prevention
Acknowledgement: We appreciate and recognize the invaluable contributions to this project provided by the critical care nursing team and physicians at Good Samaritan Medical Center. We also recognize the collaborative support provide by our SCL Health System partners in coordinating and facilitating additional resources. Changing ICU culture to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections Marcia Maxwell RN, MS, CNS, CCNS, CCRN, Kristy Murphy RN, BSN, MSc & Maude McGettigan RN, BA, CIC SCL Health Good Samaritan Medical Center Lafayette, Colorado Corresponding author: Marcia Maxwell RN, MS, CNS, CCNS, CCRN E-mail: Marcia.email@example.com deviation above the mean when compared with like units in the NHSN database. The 2014 CAUTI rate, the outdated catheter utilization practice along with the healthcare system focus on HAI reduction precipitated the need to address CAUTI in the ICU/IMCU. In addition, ICU/IMCU was offered the opportunity to participate in the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) sponsored “On the CUSP: STOP CAUTI” project which became the starting point for the focused work on CAUTI prevention (1).
least five (5) recently published research articles (within the last five years)
which address the selected problem or issue. The student will provide an introductory explanation to the literature review, identifying the focus of the review,
explaining the student’s interest in the topic, and summarizing the major findings in the literature cited. Include a minimum of five journal articles, at least three from nursing journals.