Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection: No One Owns It ... We ALL Pay for It!
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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Understand the national attention to and harmonization of CAUTI Safe Practice standards.
Describe recently-published evidence about interventions for CAUTI prevention.
Discuss how evidence-based policies and practices for CAUTI prevention can be used effectively.
Share tools and resources to assist with implementation of a comprehensive CAUTI prevention program for organizations.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Denise Graham APIC Support
Denise Graham is the Executive Vice President of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
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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