For 2012, The Joint Commission approved a new National Patient Safety Goal that focuses on catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) for their accreditation programs. This article is a must-read for hospitals (including critical access hospitals) that need to prepare their policies, procedures, and staff to adopt the new NPSG.
What you will learn:
- How CAUTI will help decrease healthcare associated infections (HAI’s)
- How to perform a gap analysis of catheter protocol
- Policies and procedures for catheter protocol
This article will take you through the ins and outs of The Joint Commission’s new NPSG on CAUTI, ensuring that your catheter protocol is air-tight.