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Problems Associated With Urinary Tract Infections

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In order to reduce Hospital Readmissions and Hospital Acquired Conditions financial resources need to be managed carefully, as leaders we have to understand that by investing in nursing training and in departments like Infection Control we will save money at the and most important we will provide better care to our patients.
In our hospital the Vascular Access team came up with the initiative of creating the "PICC Police", they not only monitor the timely dressing change of their lines and competence of nurses but also educate patients and family on how nurses should perform the procedures, on signs and symptoms of infection and on how to contact the Vascular Access team if they have any question or concern. By educating and involving the patients and caregivers on their care nurses are force to perform by the book and a 46% decrease in CLABSIs has occurred.
Among Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) acquired in the hospital, approximately 75% are associated with a urinary catheter. Between 15-25% of hospitalized patients receive urinary catheters during their hospital stay (as per Center for Disease Control and Prevention), the most important risk factor for developing a catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI) is prolonged use of the urinary catheter. Therefore, in our hospital every unit conduct a daily huddle, one of the topics is urinary catheters appropriate indications and how soon they can be removed. The Certified Nursing Assistant 's patient ratio was reduce in order to
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