Presentation on theme: "What if… we could stamp out the number one cause of nosocomial infection."— Presentation transcript:
What if… we could stamp out the number one cause of nosocomial infection
CATHETER ACQUIRED Catheter Apathy is a practice relic which has to go if we are to optimize our patient care. Urinary Tract Infection
We will be working on eliminating “Catheter Apathy” when caring for patients with Foleys. Another day, another foley…
Relax, we will be introducing tools to help elevate practice and to help bring catheter care to the forefront of the clinician’s mind.
Catheters are the number one cause of UTIs and 80% of hospital infections are UTIs. First thing to do is to promote the dialogue between patient, nurse and the CNL to ensure practice is elevated and supported. The unit is initiating a tracking document to ensure that we elevate our practice to the benefit of our patients. The data it provides will be invaluable as time passes. The CNL will be here to support the effort to optimize catheter care. She will be a key to helping resolve gaps in appropriate catheter care. One infection is one too many.
Check it out. Think about who you have with a catheter and see if it is truly indicated. The dialogue is about to begin.
The timing is right for prompt catheter removal. The timing is now For ensuring proper catheter care. The timing is right now For talking about when the catheter should be removed. For some it’s now or never.