Overcoming Challenges to Catheter-Associated UTI Prevention– Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common type of healthcare-associated infection, accounting for more than 30% of infections reported by acute care hospitals.
The majority of healthcare-associated UTIs are caused by instrumentation of the urinary tract. Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) has been associated with increased morbidity, mortality, hospital cost, and length of stay. The presence of bacteria in the urine commonly leads to unnecessary antibiotic use, and urinary drainage systems are often one of the greatest reservoirs for multidrug-resistant bacteria and can be a source of transmission of these resistant pathogens to other patients.
As a caregiver, you will be called upon to apply your knowledge to practical situations and which arise during the course of providing patient care.Taking evidence and applying it to your everyday practice can be challenging. This online program combines a review of the evidence and interactive scenarios that represent real life situations. In each scenario, you will be asked to make a decision and those decisions that could ultimately affect whether or not a patient develops a CAUTI.
List 4 strategies to prevent CAUTI
List 5 indications for insertion of a urinary catheter
Describe the proper aseptic technique for urinary catheter insertion
Explain the best practices to managing the indwelling catheter
1.5 Free CEUs for Nurses