Talking with each other to reduce CAUTI

Almost half a million patients each year develop a urinary tract infection with an indwelling urinary catheter, and research suggests that 50 to 70 percent of these infections are preventable. In this video by the UNC Nursing Quality Council, UNC Hospitals physicians and nurses demonstrate the best strategy for reducing CAUTI: conversation.

Across UNC Hospitals, physician and nurse collaborative groups discussed the best strategies for remembering to reassess catheter needs daily, ordering urine cultures only when indicated, and alternatives to indwelling urinary catheters. Pre-programmed technologic alerts were out-voted unanimously by requests to ‘just have conversations’ with each other. Those conversations are featured in this video by the UNC Nursing Quality Council. 

View the video by the UNC Nursing Quality Council.

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