CAUTI Case Studies

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1. Acknowledging the prevalence of CAUTI as an issue and surveying staff members’ understanding problem. In addition, questions pertaining to the nursing interventions on ways to decrease CAUTI can be asked to assess such as the amount of times per the month that they initiated Foley removals. This lets staff members take credit for their outstanding work in proactive care. The surveys can also let staff understand the importance of work accountability and assess catheter insertion techniques. Prompt Foley catheter removal as soon as indicated improves patient outcomes (Magers, 2013).
2. Once the results of the survey have been finalized, it can be presented to management as well as the nursing directors from the different nursing
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Using evidence base-research on the topic to support CAUTI will support the reason behind the need for a CAUTI team. Gathering a number of evidence-based researches will present a strong case on the benefits of early catheter removals. Statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention can be presented to show the number of complications and preventable deaths related to CAUTI. It is estimated that each year, more than 13,00 deaths are linked to UTI and 93,300 to UTIs in acute care setting (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015).
4. Meet with the physicians, management, nursing staff that supports implementing a rounding team to create a rounding team. Meeting with the multidisciplinary team will generate different ideas for developing a rounding team. This will also give support to developing an affective team that can make their daily rounds on every unit of the hospital. With the support of other members, care is redirected toward patient care goals of decreasing the occurrence of
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She is a new NP that is very passionate about making an impact on the unit. We discussed ways to make rounds and what type of data to use when making our rounds. A work sheets that list patient information and whether a Foley was present can be included. If there is a check mark to whether the patient has a Foley then other columns can include; technique used in the Foley insertion, hand hygiene used prior to insertion and the reason for its usage is given. Members for team sign up for the task to come in on their off days. When members make their round on different units, they can stop by each room and do a Foley assessment. In addition, they can educate the staff members on that particular unit on the importance of taking responsibility for this

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