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Prevention of Catheter Acquired Urinary Tract Infection in Long Term Care Facility

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Title:Prevention of Catheter Acquired Urinary Tract Infection in Long Term Care Facility
Authors:Javier, Leeah
Contributors:Ayers-Kawakami, Jeanette (instructor)
Daub, Katharyn (instructor)
Keywords:Urinary catheterization
Urinary organs
catheter associated urinary tract infection
urinary tract infection
Date Issued:31 May 2019
Abstract:Patients of nursing home facilities are vulnerable to acquiring catheter associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI). This healthcare acquired infection is a safety hazard causing unnecessary pain, discomfort, extended hospital stay, complications and puts the facility at risk for non-reimbursement. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2017), 75% of CAUTIs are acquired during hospitalization associated with indwelling urinary catheters. Although highly preventable, the prevalence of CAUTI remains in healthcare facilities. The Joint Commission announced National Patient Safety Goal (NSPG07.06.01) in 2017 as guidelines for healthcare facilities in CAUTI prevention. This practice inquiry project aims to prevent CAUTI in long-term care facility using performance elements stated in NSPG07.06.01 which primarily focus on establishing evidence based practices in the nursing facilities. Result of this project aims to prevent CAUTI, improve patient’s quality of life, reduce risk of complications, establish culture of safety and maximize facility reimbursements.
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