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Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) rates increased in FY21 compared to FY20, and many units continue to not meet their National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) target goal even through FY22.
A group of CentraCare stakeholders gathered, including bedside nursing staff, urology techs and nursing leadership, to discuss barriers and areas for opportunity. Representatives from BARD®, our urinary catheter supply company, were invited to conduct an analysis on our urinary catheter/ CAUTI reduction practices. Findings from the analysis included an opportunity to implement an external female catheter.
External catheter, Catheter-associated urinary tract infection, CAUTI, Catheters
Kiffmeyer, Elizabeth and Mondloch, Mallory, "PureWick External Female Catheter" (2022). Nursing Posters. 134.