The primary CAUTI reduction strategies of ensuring aseptic technique during catheter placement and reducing urinary catheter utilization were already in place at our institution. A multidisciplinary team approach, which entailed the use of QI methodology and engagement of frontline staff, resulted in the identification of additional strategies to reduce CAUTI. By implementing these strategies, we successfully reduced CAUTIs and have sustained this reduction through March 2016. The tools created during this project can be easily adapted for use at other institutions.
Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2016 Jun [Epub]
Priya Sampathkumar, Jean Wentink Barth, Maureen Johnson, Nick Marosek, Maren Johnson, Wendy Worden, Jill Lembke, Heather Twing, Tamara Buechler, Sarah Dhanorker, Danielle Keigley, Rodney Thompson