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Quality improvement projects play an important role in healthcare by improving the quality and safety of care that patients receive. A specific quality improvement project about catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) was evaluated to determine if the quality of care improved after a multi-faceted CAUTI prevention educational program was offered to nurses on hospital units with high rates of CAUTI. The results showed that this quality improvement project did improve health outcomes by resulting in decreased rates of CAUTI. This is a key finding because nurses play a major role in preventing CAUTI among hospitalized patients.
CAUTI, quality improvement, health outcomes, catheter-associated urinary tract infection
Medicine and Health Sciences
Kolodzieski, Stephanie, "Do Quality Improvement Projects Improve Health Outcomes?" (2021). Student Research Poster Presentations 2021. 22.