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Urinary Tract Infection A Quality Project Group 4: Kayce Grigg , Shobha Rebala , Meredith Fleming, Lisamarie Pietragallo Leadership and Quality

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Urinary Tract Infection A major issue in all health care settings Millions are spent on a preventable infection Identify problems A nalyze the issue P resent a solution

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Defined: when bacteria colonizes in the perineum and travels up the urethra to the bladder and in severe cases to the kidneys Urinary Tract Infection E. Coli Community Acquired Hospital Acquired Accounts for 7 million office visits yearly Primarily come from indwelling catheters More common in women Risk Factors: Pregnancy Urinary Obstruction Diabetes Menopause Most UTIs are uncomplicated and are treated with a course of antibiotics Most common cases: Patients with indwelling catheters Older residents of long term care facilities May be symptomatic or asymptomatic

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Urinary Tract Infection

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Urinary Tract Infection Data was collected on admitted patients having urinary catheters who developed c atheter associated UTI Data collected monthly from each unit Data analyzed to find unit with best UTI control rate

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Urinary Tract Infection Short Term Goals: Decrease the incidence of UTI Decrease the morbidity related to UTI

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Urinary Tract Infection Long Term Goals: Decrease ER visits for symptoms of UTI Decrease UTIs among residents of long term care facilities Base institutional policy and procedure on current evidence

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Urinary Tract Infection UTI is a major issue Prevention and reduction in the instance of catheter associated UTI requires Thorough research Institution specific policies and protocols Teamwork Facilities must strictly follow policies and procedures to decrease incidence of UTI and appropriately treat patients with UTI Improvement must be continuous Thank You

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