Using quality improvement methods to prevent catheter-associated UTI

Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is considered to be reasonably preventable and there is an abundance of published guidance, all of which details similar CAUTI-prevention strategies.

Many strategies and methods have been applied to reduce CAUTI; this article describes a quality improvement (QI) approach to the implementation of CAUTI prevention strategies, which can provide better patient experience and outcomes for patients.

British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing). 2015 Oct 07 [Epub]

Claire Mavin, Gillian Mills

Previously Healthcare Associated Infection Quality Improvement Facilitator, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, now Associate Improvement Advisor, Acute Adult Programme, Scottish Patient Safety Programme. , Previously Healthcare Associated Infection Quality Improvement Facilitator, now Senior Infection Prevention and Control Nurse, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

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