Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are the most commonly reported hospital-acquired condition. RNs can play a major role in reducing CAUTI rates. The American Nurses Association (ANA) has developed an innovative, streamlined, evidenced-based clinical tool to aid in reducing CAUTIs. Using a consensus process, ANA assembled a technical expert panel (TEP) of nursing clinical experts to develop and disseminate an evidence-based CAUTI reduction tool for nurses with support by the Partnership for Patients. TEP members included ANA members, representatives from its specialty nursing organizational affiliates, infection control specialists, and patient safety authorities. Diane K. Newman, DNP, FAAN, BCB-PMD, represented SUNA on this panel.
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