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CAUTI Queens

New York Presbyterian - Columbia University Medical Center (New York, NY)

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Project Topic

Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Prevention

CSI Participants

Rosemarie Reyes, RN, BSN, CCRN, CNRN
Brenda Richards, RN, BSN, CCRN
Bindhu Sebastian, RN, BSN, CCRN
Hillary Sullivan, RN, CCRN

Project Topic

Preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs)

Project Goals/Objectives

  1. To reduce the incidence of CAUTI 50 percent in the Neuro ICU
  2. To increase patient satisfaction
  3. To decrease length of stay
  4. To decrease the cost of hospitalization
  5. To improve long-term neurological outcomes
  6. To reduce catheter days

Project Outcomes

  1. Decreased the number of CAUTI cases 67 percent
  2. This outcome resulted in savings of $165,912, with a projected annual fiscal impact of $221,216.

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