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.
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.