Evaluation of an evidence-based, nurse-driven checklist to prevent hospital-acquired catheter-associated urinary tract infections in intensive care units.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections account for 40% of all health care-associated infections. An evidence-based, nurse-driven daily checklist for initiation and continuance of urinary catheters was implemented in 5 adult intensive care units. Measures of compliance, provider satisfaction, and clinical outcomes were recorded. Compliance with the checklist was 50 to 100%: catheter-associated urinary tract infections decreased from 2.88 to 1.46 per 1000 catheter days and catheter days decreased in 2 intensive care units.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fuchs, MA; Sexton, DJ; Thornlow, DK; Champagne, MT

Published Date

  • 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 101 - 109

PubMed ID

  • 21037484

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-5065

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3181fb7847


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States