Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

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Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections
Build an Evidence-Based Program to Improve Patient Outcomes

Lucy Bird, RN; Mikel L. Gray, PhD, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN; June Marshall, RN, MS, NEA-BC; Laura Maverick; Laura J. Weber, RN, MSN, MBA/HCM    

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are a high-profile hospital-acquired infection—and with good reason.

While one in four hospitalized patients are catheterized, a staggering 74% of hospitals do not closely monitor catheter duration. And now the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will no longer reimburse healthcare organizations for treatment of CAUTIs unless the infection is documented as present on admission (POA).

Learn how to build a prevention program to reduce CAUTIs and receive appropriate reimbursement with this exciting book and CD-ROM package. It will help you:

  • Implement a personalized prevention program that builds on your current procedures for monitoring catheter usage and CAUTI rates
  • Effectively track patients with catheters and the duration of each catheterization
  • Educate your staff about evidence-based practices to prevent CAUTIs
  • Train nurses on evidence-based catheter care, including choosing the most appropriate catheter and performing correct care
  • Accurately assess patients and identify those with CAUTIs that are POA

Safeguard your patents against catheter-associated urinary tract infections and ensure your facility receives the reimbursement it deserves. Order you copy today.

This handbook is a great companion to Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections. Order today!

Take a look at the Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Relating Prevention to the Current Healthcare Environment
Chapter 2: Evidence-Based Practices for Indwelling Catheter Use and Prevention of CAUTIs
Chapter 3: Assessment, Risk, and Need
Chapter 4: Documentation
Chapter 5: Prevention Programs

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain expectations related to hospital-acquired conditions (HAC) as defined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • List the steps involved in developing a business case for HAC initiatives
  • Discuss related performance improvement processes
  • Describe methods for incorporating HAC initiatives into your organization’s performance improvement plan
  • Discuss evidence-based practices for catheter care
  • Explain evidence-based practices that help prevent CAUTIs
  • Explain the rationale for inserting, continuing, and removing indwelling urinary catheters in hospitalized patients
  • Identify populations at risk of CAUTI
  • Describe essential elements to document regarding nursing assessments
  • Discuss treatment of patients with indwelling urinary catheters
  • Explain how to evaluate literature to build an evidence-based catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) prevention program
  • Identify key stakeholders needed to build a successful team
  • Describe how to secure organizational engagement in CAUTI prevention initiatives
  • Discuss the use of a performance improvement model for achieving CAUTI prevention objectives, sustaining organizational change, and improving patient outcomes

About the Authors:

Mikel L. Gray, PhD, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, is a nurse practitioner and professor in the Department of Urology and School of Nursing at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and editor in chief of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing. Joining him are key members of the CAUTI prevention team at Medical City Dallas Hospital and Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas, TX: June Marshall, RN, MS, NEA-BC, Laura J. Weber, RN, MSN, MBA/HCM, Lucy Bird, RN, and Laura Maverick.

Faculty Disclosure Statement:: HCPro Inc. has confirmed that none of the faculty/presenters or contributors have any relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of this educational activity.

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Published: February 2009