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Because the greatest risk factor for development of CAUTI is duration of catheterization, ICU patients are at particular risk because they are typically catheterized for extended periods (Jansen et al.
Rates of CAUTI (0/1000 line days) and medication error (< 2%) were low in all three time periods and not statistically different.
When developing a CAUTI program, the RN should consider the following factors: 1.
This gains significance when we consider Harkes etal [23] suggestion on strategies to reduce CAUTI, by inhibition of bacterial growth on surfaces, rather than by modifying the physiochemical properties of the catheter surface.
Investigators have found that antecedent heavy periurethral cutaneous colonization is an important risk factor for CAUTI in both men and women (17,18).
CAUTI is a common type of HAI; it develops when bacteria enter a patient's body through a urinary catheter and cause infection.
Besides restoring physician confidence in laboratory test results and giving hospital infection control professionals a reliable way to monitor CAUTI infection rates, the improvements in urine collection and lab processing will continue to help the ED improve throughput--another key metric that could drive reimbursement under the new healthcare reform law.
The diagnosis of CAUTI is based on finding bacteriuria, along with an elevated white blood cell count (WBC) on a urinalysis examination.
He added that "We expect that there will be several small scale Phase II trials to test different modalities of treating or preventing CAUTI with NVC-422.
CAUTI data for early 2014 demonstrating these improvements will be publicly available on the CMS Hospital Compare website in 2015.
The clinical program is aimed at preventing the development of catheter-associated urinary tract infections CAUTI.
Bladder scanning is a critical component of a comprehensive catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) prevention program, an area of intense focus for hospitals given recent Medicare penalties for hospitals with high CAUTI rates as part of the Medicare hospital-acquired condition (HAC) reduction program.