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Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection: No One Owns It ... We ALL Pay for It!
 Session Overview

Nearly 2 million patients experience a healthcare-associated infection (HAI) each year. Thirty to forty percent of these infections are catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), making these infections the most frequent HAI. Eighty percent of the CAUTIs are attributable to indwelling urethral catheters. Major insurance payers no longer reimburse acute care hospitals for CAUTIs when they occur during the patient stay. CAUTIs are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, hospital cost, and length of stay. Infection prevention measures can substantially reduce the harm to patients. During this webinar we will discuss the bladder bundle of care to prevent CAUTIs in your organization.

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Related Resources:
Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: Reminder Systems to Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections and Urinary Catheter Use in Hospitalized Patients  
Guideline for prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections 2009  
Strategies to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections in acute care hospitals  
Guide to the elimination of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs)  
IHI Improvement Map: Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CA UTI) Prevention  
An IHI Expedition™: Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections  
APIC Elimination Guides  
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  1. Understand the national attention to and harmonization of CAUTI Safe Practice standards.
  2. Describe recently-published evidence about interventions for CAUTI prevention.
  3. Discuss how evidence-based policies and practices for CAUTI prevention can be used effectively.
  4. Share tools and resources to assist with implementation of a comprehensive CAUTI prevention program for organizations.
  5. Discuss patient and family opportunities for involvement in CAUTI prevention.

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 When:   August 19, 2010, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET
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  Introduction
Charles Denham, MD
Welcome and Safe Practice Overview

Charles R. Denham, MD, is a founder and the chairman of Texas Medical Institute of Technology (TMIT), a non-profit medical research organization dedicated to driving adoption of clinical solutions in patient safety and healthcare performance improvement.
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 Speakers
Carolyn Gould, MD, MSCR
The CDC Guideline for Prevention of CAUTI

Carolyn Gould, MD, MSCR, is a Medical Epidemiologist in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH
Translating Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Research into Practice

Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, a Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan, is the Director of the VA/University of Michigan Patient Safety Enhancement Program and the Associate Chief of Medicine at the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center. Read more...

Jeanette Harris, MS, MSM, MT (ASCP), CIC
CAUTI Reduction Using Rapid-Cycle Improvement

Jeanette Harris, MS, MSM, MT(ASCP), CIC, has been directly involved in the infection control field for more than 10 years. After graduating from Gonzaga University with a focus on microbiology, she received on-site training in Medical Technology from Swedish Medical Center. Read more...

Denise Graham
APIC Support

Denise Graham is the Executive Vice President of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
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Patti O'Regan, DNP, ARNP, ANP-C, PMHNP-BC
The Role of the Patient Advocate

Patti O'Regan, DNP, ARNP, ANP-C, PMHNP-BC is a Nurse Practitioner who developed and taught the first medical errors and patient safety module incorporated into an undergraduate course curriculum in the U.S., while teaching Human Disease as an adjunct faculty member at the University of South Florida, College of Public Health.
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