Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) jeopardize patient safety.
CAUTI rates have also been declining at St. Mark’s over the past two years:
Studies show that CAUTIs are attributable to the frequency and duration of indwelling urinary catheter use. Urinary catheters should only be placed when clinical indicated and removed as soon as the indication resolves.
The current projects in progress at St. Mark’s to further reduce our CAUTI rates are:
- Include urinary catheter review during all morning rounds for nurses and physicians.
- Initial and periodic training of nurses on care, maintenance and indications for removal.
- Patient Safety Director Appointed
- End-Tidal CO2 for PCA Monitoring
- Oxygen Weaning Protocol
- Adding MSSA Pre-Operative Screening
- Remarkable Handwashing Training
- Assault on Central Line Infections
- Reducing Catheter-Associated UTI
- War on Clostridia Difficile
- We Need Your Help to Prevent Infection
- Antibiotic Stewardship
- BioFire Respiratory Panel Available
- From the Medical Executive Committee
- PICC Line / Mid-Line Team
- Voices Heard / Improvements Made
- Advanced Practice Professionals in OR
- VTE Reduction in Hip & Knee Program
- New Medical Staff Appointments
- Retirements / Resignations