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Annual Conference 2012


242 - CAUTIs and Evidence-based Urology Nursing Practice


Nov 4, 2012 1:45pm ‐ Nov 4, 2012 2:45pm

Standard: $30.00
Members: $20.00

Description

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections CAUTIs are a major cause of patient mortality and morbidity; and no longer reimbursable events for hospitals. Evidence-based research notes these infections are one of the preventable patient safety issues in the acute care setting. Nurses play a central role in providing indwelling "Foley" catheter care. Current nursing practices and evidence-based guidelines will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Illustrate the problem of CAUTIs.
  • Review the use of indwelling urinary catheters in acute care setting.
  • Identify nursing care practices in prevention of CAUTIs and the role of the urology nurse.

Speaker(s):

  • Diane K. Newman, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN, Professor and Co-Director of the Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

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