Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections, Second Edition

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Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections, Second Edition

Shannon Davila, RN, MSN, CIC, CPHQ

As CMS increases scrutiny on catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), organizations are looking for ways to track catheter usage, ensure evidence-based nursing care is provided, and reduce facility infection rates.

Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections, Second Edition provides organizations with all the information they need to create their own CAUTI prevention programs, whether they have an ineffective program in place or are starting one from scratch.

This comprehensive book will help you implement a personalized prevention program that builds on your current procedures for monitoring catheter usage and CAUTI rates. Through evidence-based best practices and guidelines, you will be able to effectively track patients with catheters and the duration of each catheterization.

This book also includes a wide range of customizable, downloadable tools such as checklists, policies, and procedures.

Readers of this book will be able to:

  • Discuss the impact that CAUTIs can have on patient outcomes and make a business case for CAUTI prevention
  • Detail the best evidence-based practices for inserting, continuing, and removing indwelling urinary catheters
  • Build a cohesive multidisciplinary team to design and support a successful CAUTI prevention program

About the Author

Shannon Davila, RN, MSN, CIC, CPHQ

As the New Jersey Hospital Association’s (NJHA) clinical quality improvement manager, Shannon Davila, RN, MSN, CIC, CPHQ, provided support to New Jersey hospitals on national and statewide quality improvement initiatives. This role required both finely tuned epidemiological and interpersonal skills.

During her four years with the NJHA, Davila helped state hospitals integrate initiatives such as On the CUSP and TeamSTEPPS. As part of the On the CUSP: STOP CAUTI initiative, Davila led New Jersey hospitals in the adoption of national standards to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) and provided guidance to clinicians in improving appropriate catheter use and insertion techniques. New Jersey logged an impressive 31% reduction in CAUTI rates.

Davila also helped lead a statewide charge to improve early identification of sepsis and initiation of sepsis treatment interventions in both the acute and postacute care settings. Among other results, New Jersey achieved a 47% increase in the three-hour sepsis treatment bundle.

Now a clinical content development lead at the Health Research and Educational Trust of the American Hospital Association, Davila is engaging individuals nationwide to improve infection prevention practices.

Published: October 2018

Page count: 162
Dimensions: 8.5x11
ISBN: 978-1-68308-623-9