Audit and feedback to reduce foley duration

In this single institutional study, audit and feedback on foley prevalence and duration was provided to nurses on post-operative patients. Although CA-UTI rates were unchanged after the intervention, the % of patients with foley catheters for <3 days was significantly higher following the intervention. This is one reasonable strategy to reduce foley prevalence and duration in hospitalized patients (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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