(CAUTI) Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection

In a new report issued on June 30, 2013, the Hawaii State Department of Health (HDOH) presents information about healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) among patients treated in Hawaii’s acute care facilities. This is the first report containing HAI data issued by the state since the Hawaii legislature passed legislation in 2011 requiring HAI public reporting. The report […]

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The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Critical Care Societies Collaborative have made a call for applications from teams of critical care professionals and healthcare institutions who can demonstrate “systems of excellence for reducing and eventually eliminating targeted healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).” The targeted HAIs for the 2013 awards are: catheter-associated urinary tract […]

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The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has issued a Practice Alert applicable to catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). The Alert stressing “the use of pre- and post-catheterization assessments to gauge proper catheter use and to monitor early signs of infection.  The alert is part of a collection of evidence-based guidelines that have been issued […]

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), pilule has awarded the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), store an affiliate of the American Hospital Association, stomach a one-year, $4 million contract to support a nationwide initiative aimed at reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in hospitals. Twelve states currently participate in the comprehensive unit-based […]

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The Joint Commission has recently published a new R3 Report on Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs) providing the rationale and references the Joint Commission used for its CAUTI National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG). Joint Commission R3 Reports provide more in-depth guidance for new requirements, viagra thus this report should be referred to in conjunction to […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health has released its annual report on healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).  The report, the third issued by the state, is a compilation of data collected from Pennsylvania hospitals during 2010. The report includes HAI-related information pertaining to catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI), and six different forms […]

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The Indiana Healthcare Leadership Conference, decease hosted by the Indiana State Department of Health, is scheduled to be held on October 27, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The theme of the conference is care coordination & transition as it relates to residents of long term care. The conference will include two presentations relating to healthcare-associated infections […]

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The next patient safety webinar in the Partnership for Patients – National Priorities Partnership (NPP) Patient Safety Webinar Series is scheduled for October 5, ambulance 2011. This webinar, seek titled “Averting Venous Thromboembolism and Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections, link ” will provide an overview of CAUTI and the hospital goal of reducing VTE s […]

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The Florida Hospital Association (FHA) has announced the success of a central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI) collaborative in reducing infections. Success of Florida’s CLABSI Collaborative The collaborative, launched by the FHA and based on the Michigan CLABSI initiative, is centered on checklists, adopting evidence-based practices, and improving the culture of safety within units. The first […]

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The Effective Health Care Program of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has issued a new systematic evidence review research protocol for the purpose of identifying quality improvement (QI) strategies “that successfully increase adherence to effective preventive practices and reduce infection rates” for certain healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The review, cialis titled “Closing the […]

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The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) provides an enormous wealth of information and resources pertaining to infection control and prevention and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) through its Mentor Hospital Registry. The Registry, store which is included on the IHI website, pharm provides contact information and resource materials from organizations that “have volunteered to provide support, online […]

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The Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (IHC), generic in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) released a comprehensive resource manual for reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in Iowa hospitals in January.  Although this is not current news, the manual is an excellent resource and I felt it should be shared. IHC partnered with […]

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The Joint Commission has issued a fact sheet discussing National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs).  The fact sheet provides information on the following topics: An overview of how NPSGs are developed, site Summarization of 2011 Goals, stuff and 2012 Goals (including the catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) NPSG. To view the fact sheet, rx click here. […]

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The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Program has partnered with the Virginia Health Care Association (VHCA) to administer a prevention collaborative aimed at nursing homes in the eastern region of Virginia. During the months of June through November 2011, cheap the project will be focusing on urinary tract infections (UTIs).  Strategies […]

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A daily synopsis of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) news: current research, news articles, commentaries, and press releases.  In Focus, In the News is published Monday – Thursday on the HAI Focus blog. Current News About Healthcare Associated Infections   Bloodstream Infections At APIC New Comparative Effectivenss Research Study Shows RyMed’s InVision-Plus® Intraluminal Protection System Dramatically Reduced […]

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new initiative today aimed at helping states improve the quality of care for residents in nursing homes by providing needed treatment without the need to unnecessarily go to the hospital. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) will be collaborating with the Medicare-Medicaid […]

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A daily synopsis of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) news: current research, news articles, commentaries, and press releases.  In Focus, In the News is published Monday – Thursday on the HAI Focus blog.  Stay informed by checking in daily to In Focus, In the News. Current News About Healthcare Associated Infections   Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) don’t stop […]

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A webinar about the catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) 2012 National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) will be held on August 17, purchase 2011. The CAUTI NPSG was recently approved by The Joint Commission and is applicable to hospital and critical access hospital accreditation programs. See related HAI Focus article: Joint Commission Approves CAUTI 2012 National Patient […]

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The state of Missouri will be participating in the national CUSP/Stop CAUTI Collaborative. Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are the most common type of hospital-acquired infection in U.S. hospitals and account for 35% of all such infections. The estimated cost per year for CAUTIs is $565 million, and the estimated number of deaths per year […]

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The final rule prohibiting federal Medicaid payments to states for a number of preventable healthcare-acquired conditions was issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today (June 1, 2011). The final rule is required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  It becomes effective on July 1, 2011. States have the option […]

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