QI interventions to reduce catheter associated UTI rates

In this large systematic review of QI interventions to reduce the rates of CA-UTIs, the use of reminders (to nurses or physicians) and automatic stop orders reduced the rate of CA-UTI by 52%, resulting in 2.6 fewer catheter days per patient in the intervention groups. Automated reminders or stop orders should be routinely implemented in medical centers to reduce CA-UTI rates (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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