Urological Solution

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Urological Solution

Medline’s Urological Solution is a comprehensive urinary catheter management program that partners with clinicians to create nurse-driven strategies that change habits around indwelling urinary catheter use and duration to achieve consistently low catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) rates. This solution helps caregivers address urology across the continuum through clinically-proven evidence-based products and practice, broad educational offerings and outcomes management for optimal urinary catheter outcomes.

The Benefit of Urological Solution

CAUTIs account for 30-40% of the organization’s hospital acquired infections each year. We review current products and front line staff’s knowledge and build a customized education program. Ongoing education is provided in three ways to reinforce and sustain change:

  1. On-site training
  2. Online courses with CEs
  3. 24 months of pre-built facility-led education
1,000,000Estimated number of CAUTIs that occur annually in hospitals and nursing homes.1
2.5MEstimated number of catheters placed without an appropriate indication.1
$500MAnnual cost of CAUTI tohealthcare system.2

Best Practice Posters and Videos

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Urinary Catheter Maintenance
Proper Drain Bag Placement
Best Practices for IUCs
Deflating the Balloon of an Indwelling Urinary Catheter
Does Your Patient Need an Indwelling Urinary Catheter?

Case Studies and Clinical Evidence

Requirements for CAUTI National Patient Safety Goals

Educate staff and patients, develop a written catheter placement procedure and monitor prevention processes.

ANA CAUTI Prevention Tool

Streamlined, evidence-based tool for nurse-driven CAUTI prevention. Save lives, prevent harm and lower costs.

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CDC CAUTI Toolkit

Review CAUTI prevalence and incidence data, individual and catheter risk factors that contribute to CAUTIs.

APIC on the CUSP: Stop CAUTI

Learn about On the CUSP: Stop CAUTI comprehensive unit-based safety program, explore CAUTI prevention tools and analyze success stories.

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Strategies to Prevent CAUTI in Acute Care

Practical recommendations in a concise format to assist acute care hospitals implement and prioritize CAUTI prevention efforts.

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Joint Commission’s Preventing CAUTI

Implement prevention strategies to improve critical care and translate knowledge into practice.

SUNA Clinical Practice Guidelines

Support appropriate catheter use and proper insert techniques to prevent and control CAUTI.

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SHEA/IDSA Guidelines

Evidence-based guidelines to diagnose, prevent and treat CAUTI in adults.

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HICPAC Guidelines for Prevention of CAUTI

Review a summary of prioritized recommendations to implement and audit prevention measures.

References
  1. How-To Guide: Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection. Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2011. Available at: http://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/Tools/HowtoGuidePreventCatheterAssociatedUrinaryTractInfection.aspx. Accessed August 21, 2015.
  2. R3 Report: Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections, Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission; 2011. Available at: http://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/R3_Report_Issue_2_9_22_11_final.pdf. Accessed August 21, 2015.