Decreasing CAUTI Through Resilience in Workflow and IT Redesign
11:15am - 11:45amFriday, February 15
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
At the time of EMR implementation, Sparrow had no formal catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) program in place to address CAUTIs within the organization. By leveraging an effective clinical program from a Davies Award-winning organization, Sparrow expected similar success by implementing the same CAUTI prevention program. Surprisingly, Sparrow implemented this program but saw no improvement in CAUTI rates. With a resilient clinical team, Sparrow was able to use a CUSP (Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program) model approach to relook at process, people and technology to revamp this clinical program into one that was successful at Sparrow. Sparrow’s year-over-year CAUTI rates continue to decrease, reducing morbidities, improving quality and safety, and decreasing costs.