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Authors Purvis S, Kennedy GD, Knobloch MJ, Marver A, Marx J, Rees S, Safdar N, Shirley D
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Journal J Nurs Care Qual Volume: 32 Issue: 4 Pages: 318-323
Publish Date 2017 Oct/Dec
PubMed ID 27875382
Abstract

Leadership engagement is an important aspect of integrating best practices at the bedside. The catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) prevention workgroup at our academic medical center implemented leadership rounding in partnership with clinical staff to increase participation in CAUTI prevention initiatives on inpatient units. There was an associated decrease in urinary catheter utilization and CAUTI rates. Implementation of leadership rounds should be considered as a part of comprehensive CAUTI prevention efforts in health care settings.

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