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Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) show a significantly higher incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) in 2021 compared to 2019. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, prevention of CAUTIs remains a patient safety priority in hospitals to reduce patient harm and costs and improve outcomes.

This presentation will feature real world examples of effective CAUTI prevention strategies shared by Alaska Native Medical Center and Campbell County Health infection prevention leaders. Our speakers will share their experiences developing staff education, optimizing surveillance, engaging physician champions and much more!

It’s time to celebrate! Join this exciting presentation and discussion to learn how hospitals improved their processes and outcomes during their six-month cohort participation. Each cohort reviewed data and implemented improvements based on the most effective interventions among HQIC enrolled hospitals. Hospital cohorts began in May/June and included the following patient safety topics:

  • Readmissions and Health Equity
  • Adverse Drug Events (ADEs)
  • CAUTI/CLABSI
  • MRSA
  • Sepsis
  • Over 20 Opioid Safety Tools and Guides
  • Includes Opioid Taper Decision Tool
    • Example Tapers
    • Chart with short-term oral medications that can be used to assist with withdrawal symptoms