The CAUTI Prevention Tool Kit: A Professional Practice and Collaborative Project of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society

Kathleen G. Lawrence, Donna Z. Bliss, Maureen Dailey, Chenel Trevellini, Vicky Pontieri-Lewis

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-157
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 12 2019

Keywords

  • Catheter-Associated infection
  • Prevention
  • Role of the WOC nurse
  • Urinary incontinence

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article

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