Patient Education CAUTI prevention

Patient Education CAUTI prevention

posted by Kristen Myers on May 15, 2018 5:30 pm

What are hospital  based perioperative departments doing to educate patients about CAUTI prevention related to Foley catheter use? Is education provided in preop areas when insertion is in the OR or is education provided during the postoperative stay? 

Are patients who will get a Foley intraoperatively identified prior to surgery for purposes of patient education? 

Thank you you so much for your insight!

Re: Patient Education CAUTI prevention

posted by Serena Dubuque on May 16, 2018 1:43 pm

Hi Kristen!  This is not really answering your question about educating your patients, but I wanted to let you know that our staff preforms a pre-op huddle where the need of a foley is addressed as well as the plan for removal is also addressed. Additionally, I work at a teaching facility where lots of students come and go. However, we limit the insertion of the Foley to only the RNs or the residents who have watched a 20 minute informational video on Foley insertion. 

Re: Patient Education CAUTI prevention

posted by Kristen Myers on May 16, 2018 6:18 pm

Thank you so much Serena! Is the patient involved in the preop huddle? 

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