The Fight Against Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections ( Cautis )
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Over the years, the nursing practice has developed mechanisms towards improving service delivery through research and management training. The fight against Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs) is one area that continuously attracts a lot of concern in nursing. Indwelling urinary catheters (IUC) have been the best option in addressing CAUTI (Wilde et al., 2013). But this has resulted in more health risks and compromised service delivery among nurses, calling for new ways to either upgrade the existing mechanisms or invent new methods over the same. As a result, the American Nurses Association, in conjunction with St. Francis Hospital clinical nurse specialists is working on a pilot program that is in the last stages of its review. The program developed an evidence-based tool to be used in catheterization. Its main focus is to determine how health facilities can work together to improve the quality of service delivery through good management, as well as evaluation of its implication on performance, training, and future nursing practice (St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, 2016). As a result, this paper examines the milestone achieved by St Francis Hospital towards quality improvement in catheter-associated urinary tract contagions.
Literature Review The American Nurses Association and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that CAUTI is the high prevalence healthcare-associated infection variety; hence it accounts for at least 30% of acute