Empowering the Next Generation of Nurses to Fight CAUTI Incidence in the Inpatient Setting

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Taylor Singleton Brandon Lombardi Maddie Gibson Jeanine Goodin


By Taylor Singleton, Nursing; Brandon Lombardi, Nursing ; Maddie Gibson, Nursing

Advisor: Jeanine Goodin

Presentation ID: AM_C33

Abstract: Catheter-associated urinary tract infections are one of the leading hospital acquired infections in the United States. Multidisciplinary approaches led by nurses have shown to decrease the incidence of CAUTI in hospitalized patients. The purpose of this project is to educate and empower students nurses to lead the way on preventing CAUTI in the clinical setting and once in the workforce. An educational video was used to present information regarding foley catheters including the following topics: sterile foley insertion technique, proper foley care, criteria for insertion and removal of a foley, and understanding the signs and symptoms associated with CAUTI. A post test was then used to evaluate effectiveness of teaching to student nurses. The results of the test indicated an increase in knowledge of foley care and CAUTI prevention measures. Students also reported that the presentation empowered them to advocate for their patients in the future related to CAUTI prevention.

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AM Poster Session -- Great Hall -- C: Teaching & Learning