alexa Feedback to nursing staff as an intervention to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections.


Journal of Aging Science

Author(s): Goetz AM, Kedzuf S, Wagener M, Muder RR, Goetz AM, Kedzuf S, Wagener M, Muder RR

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Abstract Because of high incidence of catheter-related urinary tract infections (UTIs) in our Veterans Affairs medical center, we began providing nursing staff with unit-specific UTI rates. In our preintervention period, the first quarter of 1995, 38 infections occurred in 1186 catheter-patient-days or 32/1000 catheter-patient-days (95\% CI, 22.9-43.7). Thereafter, nursing staff members were provided with a quarterly report with catheter-related UTI rates depicted graphically by unit. In the 18 months after this intervention, the mean UTI rate decreased to 17.4/1000 catheter-patient-days (95\% CI, 14.6-20.6, P =.002). We estimated a cost savings of $403,000. We conclude that unit-specific feedback of nosocomial UTI rates to nursing staff is a highly effective method of reducing infection rates and reducing costs associated with nosocomial UTI.
This article was published in Am J Infect Control and referenced in Journal of Aging Science

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