Operation STOP CAUTI Case Study

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The aim is to conduct surveillance and implement multidimensional strategy to prevent CAUTI. The proposed INCC multidimensional strategy included implementation of practice bundle which includes training on insertion technique, catheter management, and removal. The plan is to only insert urinary catheters only when needed, and remove them when not needed as well as main unobstructed urine flow along with other interventions such as hand hygiene, education, and outcome and process surveillance of CAUTI. The article reported that there has been evidences that the preventative efforts are successful according to the INCC member hospital feedback even in countries with limited resources. The use of practice bundle seem to be effective in preventing …show more content…
This article addresses the 2013 U.S. Department of health and Human Services approved plan to improve patients’ safety in the nursing home across the nation by reducing HAIs. The plan is to reduce the use of urinary catheter and thereby decrease CAUTI in patients. Operation STOP CAUTI is now a joint efforts of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) funding the CAUTI reduction efforts in the Nursing homes. This has become a priority as more people are being cared for in these facilities than ever before. CAUTI components …show more content…
The focus was on the implementing unit based safety intervention program regarding the assessment for the need of catheter insertion and removal when not needed to prevent CAUTI. In order to have the intervention in place for removal of unnecessary catheter when indicated it requires education of staff on proper urinary catheter insertion, maintenance strategies, infection control protocols and need for compliance. A monthly patient data abstraction was used to study the practices regarding catheter insertion and removal processes to develop the nurse driven initiative to improve on the quality of care provided to patients with catheters and implementation of the quality improvement initiatives within the unit resulted in reduction in catheter use and reduction of the incidences of CAUTI. Here the unit is taking ownership of the care provided to the patient without passing through the physicians. The article also point to the fact that prolonged use of urinary catheter as a major risk factor for CAUTI therefore, prevention strategy is the key to reducing catheter duration consequently reducing CAUTI and avoid other complications of

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