Nursing Leadership and the Reduction of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection.

The prevention of infections continues to be a challenge for many hospitals. We examined specific features of nursing leadership and found improvements in leadership were associated with a decrease in catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI). Infection prevention efforts in acute care hospitals should focus on nurse leaders and their ability to provide the support necessary to improve care delivery - support that could be instrumental in the reduction and the elimination of CAUTI.

American journal of infection control. 2020 Jul 15 [Epub ahead of print]

Patti E Landerfelt, Apryl Lewis, Yin Li, Jeannie P Cimiotti

Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, 1520 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322. Electronic address: ., Emory University Hospital Midtown, 550 W. Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308. Electronic address: ., Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, 1520 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322. Electronic address: ., Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, 1520 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322. Electronic address: .

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