How Bristol Hospital Brought CAUTI Rates Down to Zero
According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Between 15 to 25 percent of hospitalized patients receive urinary catheters during their hospital stay.” That’s up to one in four patients, so it’s scary to think that these medical tools could actually cause patients more harm than good.
Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections, or CAUTIs, are a major cause for concern during a patient’s stay. Chris Ann Meaney, Director of Inpatient Services at Bristol Hospital (Bristol, CT), and her team decided to tackle their CAUTI problem, knowing full well that CAUTI expenses are not reimbursed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Customers, watch this video to hear how the Stage 7 recognized Bristol Hospital leveraged MEDITECH for some truly remarkable results. When you are done, check out our new CAUTI Prevention Toolkit, which will support you in the prevention and early detection of CAUTI events by providing physicians, nurses, and quality management staff with best practice workflows as well as immediate access to catheter data, guidance, and clinical decision support notifications.