Interventions to Reduce Inappropriate Utilization

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★Andreessen L, Wilde MH, Herendeen P. Preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections in acute care: the bundle approach. J Nurs Care Qual 2012;27(3),209- 217.  Abstract

Apisarnthanarak A, Thongphubeth K, Sirinvaravong S, et al. Effectiveness of multifaceted hospitalwide quality improvement programs featuring an intervention to remove unnecessary urinary catheters at a tertiary care center in Thailand. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2007;28:791-8.  Abstract

★Bruminhent J, Keegan M, Lakhani A, Roberts IM, Passalacqua J. Effectiveness of a simple intervention for prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections in a community teaching hospital. Am J Infect Control 2010;38 (9):689-693.  Abstract

Cornia PB, Amory JK, Fraser S, Saint S, Lipsky BA. Computer-based order entry decreases duration of indwelling urinary catheterization in hospitalized patients. Am J Med 2003;114:404-7.  PubMed record (no abstract)

Crouzet J, Bertrand X, Venier AG, Badoz M, Husson C, Talon D. Control of the duration of urinary catheterization: impact on catheter- associated urinary tract infection. J Hosp Infect 2007;67:253-7.  Abstract

Dumigan DG, Kohan CA, Reed CR, Jekel JF, Fikrig MK. Utilizing national nosocomial infection surveillance system data to improve urinary tract infection rates in three intensive-care units. Clin Perform Qual Health Care 1998;6:172-8.  Abstract

★ Dyc NG, Pena ME, Shemes SP, Rey JE, Szpunar SM, Fakih MG. The effect of resident peer-to-peer education on compliance with urinary catheter placement indications in the emergency department. Postgrad Med J. 2011;87 (1034):814-8.  Abstract

★ Elpern EH, Killeen K, Ketchem A, Wiley A, Patel G, Lateef O. Reducing use of indwelling urinary catheters and associated urinary tract infections. Am J Crit Care. 2009;18(6):535-41; quiz 42.  Abstract

★ Fakih MG, Rey JE, Pena ME, Szpunar S, Saravolatz LD. Sustained reductions in urinary catheter use over 5 years: Bedside nurses view themselves responsible for evaluation of catheter necessity. Am J Infect Control. 2013;41(3):236-9.  Abstract

★ Fakih MG, Watson SR, Greene MT, Kennedy EH, Olmsted RN, Krein SL, Saint S. Reducing inappropriate urinary catheter use: a statewide effort. Arch Intern Med 2012;172(3):255-60.  Abstract

★ Fakih MG, Pena ME, Shemes S, Rey J, Berriel-Cass D, Szpunar SM, Savoy-Moore RT, Saravolatz LD. Effect of establishing guidelines on appropriate urinary catheter placement. Acad Emerg Med 2010;17(3):337-40.  Abstract

Fakih MG, Dueweke C, Meisner S, et al. Effect of nurse-led multidisciplinary rounds on reducing the unnecessary use of urinary catheterization in hospitalized patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2008;29:815-9.  Abstract

★Fink, R, Gilmartin, H., Richard A., Capezuti E, Boltz M, Wald H. Indwelling urinary catheter management and catheter associated urinary tract infection practices in Nursing Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders Hospitals. Am J Infect Control 2012; 40;715 – 20.  Abstract

★Fuchs MA, Sexton DJ, Thornlow DK, Champagne MT. Evaluation of an evidence-based, nurse-driven checklist to prevent hospital-acquired catheter-associated urinary tract infections in intensive care units. J Nurs Care Qual 2011;26(2):101-109.  Abstract

★Gokula RM, Smith MA, Hickner J. Emergency room staff education and use of a urinary catheter indication sheet improves appropriate use of foley catheters. Am J Infect Control 2007;35(9):589-593. 29.  Abstract

★Gotelli JM, Merryman P, Carr C, McElveen L, Epperson C, Bynum D. A quality improvement project to reduce the complications associated with indwelling urinary catheters. Urol Nurs 2008;28(6):465-467, 473.  Abstract

Huang WC, Wann SR, Lin SL, et al. Catheter-associated urinary tract infections in intensive care units can be reduced by prompting physicians to remove unnecessary catheters. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2004;25:974-8.  Abstract

★Jain M, Miller L, Belt D, King D, Berwick DM. Decline in ICU adverse events, nosocomial infections and cost through a quality improvement initiative focusing on teamwork and culture change. Qual Saf Health Care 2006;15(4):235- 239.  Abstract

★Knoll BM, Wright D, Ellingson L, et al. Reduction of inappropriate urinary catheter use at a Veterans Affairs hospital through a multifaceted quality improvement project. Clin Infect Dis 2011;52(11):1283-90.  Abstract

  • Accompanying editorial: Meddings J, Saint S. Disrupting the life cycle of the urinary catheter. Clin Infect Dis 2011;52(11):1291-3.   Full text

Loeb M, Hunt D, O'Halloran K, Carusone SC, Dafoe N, Walter SD. Stop orders to reduce inappropriate urinary catheterization in hospitalized patients: a randomized controlled trial. J Gen Intern Med 2008;23:816-20.  Full text

★Meddings J, Krein SL, Fakih MG, Olmsted RN, Saint S. Chapter 9. Reducing unnecessary urinary catheter use and other strategies to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections: Brief update review. In Making Health Care Safer II: An Updated Critical Analysis of the Evidence for Patient Safety Practices. March 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.  Full text

  • ★Also published as a journal article: Meddings J, Rogers MA, Krein SL, Fakih MG, Olmsted RN, Saint S. Reducing unnecessary urinary catheter use and other strategies to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infection: an integrative review. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013 [Epub ahead of print] PubMed abstract

Murphy D, Francis K, Litzenberger M, Lucente K. Reducing urinary tract infection: a nurse-initiated program. Pa Nurse 2007;62:20.  PubMed record (no abstract)

★Oman KS, Makic MB, Fink R, Schraeder N, Hulett T, Keech T, Wald H.. Nurse-directed interventions to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Am J Infect Control 2012;40, 548 – 53.  Abstract

Patrizzi K, Fasnacht A, Manno M. A collaborative, nurse-driven initiative to reduce hospital-acquired urinary tract infections. J Emerg Nurs 2009;35:536-9.  Abstract

Reilly L, Sullivan P, Ninni S, Fochesto D, Williams K, Fetherman B. Reducing foley catheter device days in an intensive care unit: using the evidence to change practice. AACN Advanced Critical Care 2006;17:272-83.  Abstract

★Robinson S, Allen L, Barnes MR, et al. Development of an evidence-based protocol for reduction of indwelling urinary catheter usage. Medsurg Nurs 2007;16(3):157-161.  Abstract

★Rothfeld AF, Stickley A. A program to limit urinary catheter use at an acute care hospital. Am J Infect Control 2010;38(7):568-571.  Abstract

Saint S, Olmsted RN, Fakih MG, et al. Translating health care-associated urinary tract infection prevention research into practice via the bladder bundle. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2009;35:449-55.  Full text

Saint S, Kaufman SR, Thompson M, Rogers MA, Chenoweth CE. A reminder reduces urinary catheterization in hospitalized patients. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2005;31:455-62.  Abstract

★Schultz P, Aljawawdeh A, Hopp T. EB105: Reducing use of indwelling urinary catheters with a nurse-driven protocol. Crit Care Nurse. 2011;31(2):e42-e42. (Not indexed online -- available through CINAHL)

★Seguin P, Laviolle B, Isslame S, Coue A, Malledant Y. Effectiveness of simple daily sensitization of physicians to the duration of central venous and urinary tract catheterization. Intensive Care Med 2010;36(7):1202-1206.  Abstract

Stephan F, Sax H, Wachsmuth M, Hoffmeyer P, Clergue F, Pittet D. Reduction of urinary tract infection and antibiotic use after surgery: a controlled, prospective, before-after intervention study. Clin Infect Dis 2006;42:1544-51.  Full text

★Titsworth WL, Hester J, Correia T, Reed R, Williams M, Guin P, Layon AJ, Archibald LK, Mocco J. Reduction of catheter-associated urinary tract infections among patients in a neurological intensive care unit: a single institution's success. J Neurosurg 2012;116(4):911-20. Abstract

  • Accompanying editorial: Powers CJ, Chiocca EA. Editorial: urinary tract infection. J Neurosurg 2012;116(4):909; discussion 910. Pubmed record

Topal J, Conklin S, Camp K, Morris V, Balcezak T, Herbert P. Prevention of nosocomial catheter-associated urinary tract infections through computerized feedback to physicians and a nurse-directed protocol. Am J Med Qual 2005;20:121-6.  Abstract

★van den Broek PJ, Wille JC, van Benthem BHB, Perenboom RJM, van den Akker-van Marle ME, Niel-Weise BS. Urethral catheters: can we reduce use? BMC Urol. 2011;11:10.  Abstract

★Voss AB. Incidence and duration of urinary catheters in hospitalized older adults: before and after implementing a geriatric protocol. J Gerontol Nurs 2009;35(6):35-41.  Abstract

Weitzel T. To cath or not to cath? Nursing 2008;38:20-1.  PubMed record (no abstract)

★Wenger JE. Cultivating quality: reducing rates of catheter-associated urinary tract infection. Am J Nurs 2010;110(8):40-45.  Abstract

Zaouter C, Kaneva P, Carli F. Less urinary tract infection by earlier removal of bladder catheter in surgical patients receiving thoracic epidural analgesia. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2009;34:542-8.  Abstract