This cohort of Michigan hospitals found the most common barriers to reducing CAUTI included difficulty engaging providers, family requests for foley catheters, and ED foley insertion practices. These can be overcome by incorporating CAUTI reduction in other patient safety initiatives, educating patients and families, and engaging the ED with appropriate insertion criteria (abstract).
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.