Reducing the Incidence of CAUTI
CAUTI is the leading cause of avoidable harm and the most common hospital-acquired condition. Shockingly, studies regularly find that as many as 50% of indwelling urinary catheters in patients are unnecessary. They should not have been ordered. The harm they may potentially cause is entirely avoidable.
To help combat this problem, a major east coast hospital developed and deployed the Amplifire CAUTI Prevention course to its nurses snd providers teaching them the bundle of protocols that have been shown to substantially reduce the incidence of CAUTI. The results have been impressive with a 38% decrease in CAUTI incidents.