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Duke Regional Hospital (Durham, North Carolina)

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Project Topic

Preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs)

CSI Participants

Barbara Gabriel, RN, BSN
Amanda Gress, RN
Elizabeth Lockhart, RN
Marie Szalanski, RN

Project Goals/Objectives

  1. To decrease CAUTI in the cardiac care unit (CCU)
  2. To decrease overall device days in the CCU
  3. To educate and empower nurses through nurse-driven protocols
  4. To promote overall savings for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)

Project Outcomes

  1. Reduced CAUTI rates 53 percent (from 19 to nine)
  2. Decreased device usage days 80 percent
  3. Increased compliance with National Patient Safety Goals
  4. These outcomes resulted in a projected annual fiscal impact of $69,130.

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