Introducing a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) prevention guide to patient safety (GPS) - Abstract

Catheter-associated urinary tract infection, 1 of the hospital-acquired conditions targeted for reduction by the US government, is challenging to prevent.

We therefore developed a self-assessment tool (a catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention guide to patient safety) based on extensive qualitative evaluations. We describe the rationale, features, and utility of such a quality improvement tool.

Written by:
Saint S, Gaies E, Fowler KE, Harrod M, Krein SL.   Are you the author?
Hospital Outcomes Program of Excellence, Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI; Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI; Veterans Affairs/University of Michigan Patient Safety Enhancement Program, Ann Arbor, MI.  

Reference: Am J Infect Control. 2014 Feb 24. pii: S0196-6553(13)01494-6.
doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2013.12.019


PubMed Abstract
PMID: 24576604

 

 

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