In order to address the need for a tool to support hospital-based nurses in catheter-Associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) prevention, the American Nurses Association (ANA) was asked to convene a Technical Expert Panel of stakeholders in CAUTI prevention. The Technical Expert Panel was chaired by the ANA's Senior Policy Fellow, a certified wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nurse. The panel comprised 23 representatives, including nurses from specialty practice organizations, nursing affiliated with the ANA, infection control specialists, patient safety authorities, award-winning hospitals using the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators, and content experts. The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Society appointed 2 representatives to this panel, a key nurse researcher with expertise in this area of care and a former Society President. The CAUTI Prevention Tool Kit, combined with supplemental guidance documents developed, supports WOC nurses and Society members in achieving quality clinical outcomes for their patients.
- Catheter-Associated infection
- Role of the WOC nurse
- Urinary incontinence
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