Implementation Science and Research
30/30 Education Session - 30 minutes
Susan Bleasdale, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Medical Direct of Infection Prevention, Medical Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship
University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Shionogi, INC: Grant support provide to the institution for clinical trial at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Research Grant
CAUTI account for a large percentage of HAIs, and to date, the application of prevention bundles and unit engagement have been the mainstay in the prevention of CAUTI. In order to further decrease CAUTIs, facilities must use additional interventions using multidisciplinary teams.
Multidisciplinary teams are central to the success in the reduction of CAUTI, and engaging team members from the physicians, laboratory, purchasing and stewardship teams can significantly impact patient and employee safety. This session will cover some of the initiatives and team members that can be leveraged to improve CAUTI, including evaluating and selecting devices and diagnostic testing, and using elements from the ABM’s “Choosing Wisely” campaign.