Sustained reduction in catheter-associated urinary tract infections using multi-faceted strategies led by champions: A quality improvement initiative.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We reviewed the sustainability of a multifaceted intervention on catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) in 3 intensive care units. During the 4-year postintervention period, we observed reductions in urine culture rates (from 80.9 to 47.5 per 1,000 patient days; P < .01), catheter utilization (from 0.68 to 0.58; P < .01), and CAUTI incidence rates (from 1.7 to 0.8 per 1,000 patient days; P = .16).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Reynolds, SS; Sova, CD; Lewis, SS; Smith, BA; Wrenn, RH; Turner, NA; Advani, SD

Published Date

  • April 16, 2021

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 5

PubMed ID

  • 33858549

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/ice.2021.135

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States