Speaker: Date: Topic
Graham M. Snyder, MD
Dec. 7, 2016
Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections: Reporting Requirements and the Real Implications for Patient Safety
Objectives of the Presentation
Participants should be able to:
- Describe the role CAUTI play in publically-reported metrics, as well as pay-for-performance.
- Review basic and extended interventions to reduce indwelling urinary catheter use and CAUTI.
- Explore hazards of urinary catheter use beyond CAUTI morbidity and cost.
Take-Away Points of the Presentation
1. The prevention of CAUTI requires a multi-disciplinary effort addressing catheter indication, insertion and maintenance practices, and prompt discontinuation.
2. Successful strategies may require culture change, re-assessing provider workflow and team communication, and facility-tailored interventions.
3. Reductions in indwelling urinary catheter use may yield patient safety benefits beyond reduction in catheter-associated infections.
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PDF of the PowerPoint Presentation
Director of Medical Education and Committee Members have indicated they have no relevant financial interests or relationships to disclose. Faculty has indicated no relevant financial interests or relationships to disclose.
Responsibility for Content
The PowerPoint presentation, Take-Away points, Objectives, and Abstract links were sent by Medical Library Services and the CME Committee.
Diane E. Young, Information Specialist