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Prevention of CAUTI: Combating Catheter-Associated Infections

Delyte Lynne Nasch, FNP-BC

1 Contact Hour

About the Author

Catherine Cantrell, MSN, RN, received her Master of Science in Nursing – Education and a Bachelor of Science, Nursing from Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN. She is a Certified in Oncology Nursing and End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium. Catherine is an Assistant Professor and Simulation Coordinator at Aquinas College, Nashville, TN. She is a Freelance Writer and Content Expert.

Course Description

The course will discuss (CAUTI) Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections in the inpatient setting. The bacterial associated considerations during insertion and entering the tubing. The monetary cost of CAUTI to the hospitals. The course will go over appropriate catheter care. Also discussed is evidenced based practice towards the culture of improvement including CAUTI policies and programs.

Course Objectives

Learning Objectives

Upon the completion of this course the nurse will:
Understand the ramifications associated with inappropriate indwelling urinary catheter insertion
Understand appropriate catheter use and care
Have knowledge of the financial and human impact of CAUTI
Become knowledgeable of evidenced based practice and targeted assessment for prevention of CAUTI
Become knowledgeable of CAUTI policies, and prevention programs

Table of Contents
CAUTI in the inpatient setting – 30 minutes
Appropriate Catheter Use
Financial and Human Impact
Evidence-Based Practice
Culture of Improvement
Targeted Assessment for Prevention– 30 minutes
CAUTI Policies and Programs
Maintaining a Prevention Program

Course Content - Chapters, Topics & Quizzes:

Successful completion of this course will provide the learner with one (1) contact hour. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation To receive credit for this course you must pass this test with a score of 80% or higher. No individual in a position to control content for this activity has any relevant financial relationships to declare. Contact hours will be provided for the completion of this activity from September 10, 2018 until September 18, 2020.

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