Mayo Clinic Reduces Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections Through a Bundled 6-C Approach.
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2016 Jun;42(6):254-61
Authors: Sampathkumar P, Barth JW, Johnson M, Marosek N, Johnson M, Worden W, Lembke J, Twing H, Buechler T, Dhanorker S, Keigley D, Thompson R
The primary CAUTI reduction strategies of ensuring aseptic technique during catheter placement and reducing urinary catheter utilization were already in place at our institution. A multidisciplinary team approach, which entailed the use of QI methodology and engagement of frontline staff, resulted in the identification of additional strategies to reduce CAUTI. By implementing these strategies, we successfully reduced CAUTIs and have sustained this reduction through March 2016. The tools created during this project can be easily adapted for use at other institutions.
PMID: 27344686 [PubMed - in process]