Catheter Associated Urinary
Tract Infections (CAUTIs) By: Janelle Davidson
& Liz Ellis Picot Question Thesis Preventing catheterization Nursing Initiatives Nursing Initiatives Continued Aseptic Technique Current Practice
P: Any catheterized patient in the health care setting.
I: Special initiative for prompt catheter removal.
C: Versus routine procedure for catheter removal.
O: Decrease catheter associated urinary
T: During the patient's length of hospital stay. Preventing catheterization, aseptic technique, nursing initiatives, and prompt removal are all factors that contribute to the decline of indwelling catheter infections. No clear protocol for catheter ...view middle of the document...
Face-to-face reminders. Dr. decision to maintain or discontinue after 48 hours.
Nurses allowed to discontinue catheters that
are no longer needed.
Additional education sessions on catheter use , alternatives, and bladder scanning
42% reduction of duration
one year follow up 79% reduction in duration Unspecified and lenient protocol
Focused more for nursing convenience
and patient request.
Additional studies to reduce CAUTIs and
ensure better patient outcomes.
Actively implement EBP interventions Patient Standard of Care -Assess all patients with catheters on a daily basis
-Recognize when they are unneeded
-Communicate effectively with Dr to initiate prompt removal.
-Maintain aseptic technique
All preventing thousands of infections and financial hardship for hospitals Question What have you seen in the clinical setting that could
A. Increase incidence of CAUTIs
B. Decrease incidence of CAUTIs
References: Bernard, M. S., Hunter, K. F., & Moore, K. N. (2012). A Review of Strategies to Decrease the Duration of...