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In the fiscal years of 2014 and 2015, 31 out of 66 (47%) catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) were acquired in patients with neurological diagnoses. This led to increased costs, decreased reimbursement, and hospital-acquired condition penalties. A thorough review of CAUTIs revealed 15 of the 31 (48%) were attributed to insertion practices; infections were acquired within 6 days of urinary catheter insertion. Eleven of the 15 (73%) were inserted in the operating room (OR).
CAUTI, Catheter-associated urinary tract infections, Neurosurgery, Perioperative period
Other Nursing | Perioperative, Operating Room and Surgical Nursing
Fradette, Melissa, "Quality Leadership Academy: CAUTI Reduction Project" (2017). Nursing Posters. 144.