The National Patient Safety Goal

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This paper will discuss the National Patient Safety Goal NPSG 0.7.06.01 entitled “ Use proven guidelines to prevent infection of the urinary tract that are caused by catheter” (The Joint Commission, 2015). It will identify reasons why this National Patient Safety Goal was chosen as well as the type of organizations that utilize urinary catheters. It will look into the cost of implementing an educational process compared with the hospital cost of Catheter-Associated Urinary Infections (CAUTI). The Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) will demonstrate a method on how to gather data, design educational tool, implement standard practice and create a committee by collaborating with other health care disciplines. The effectiveness of the educational process will be evaluated through data collection and analysis. Finally, future health care delivery implications will be explored.
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The National Patient Safety Goal NPSG 0.7.06.01 entitled “ Use proven guidelines to prevent infection of the urinary tract that are caused by catheter.” was selected (The Joint Commission, 2015). Gould, Umsheid, Agarwal, Kuntz, Pegues and Healthcare Infections Control Practices Advisory Committee (2009) reported that in an acute care hospital, a urinary catheter is the most commonly used medical devices (as cited in Acker, 2014). What is a urinary catheter. A urinary catheter is a thin tube inserted into the bladder to drain urine. A collection system bag is connected to the catheter
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