NDNQI Teams with CMS Partnership for Patients for CAUTI Reduction

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12/05/13
As part of the Partnership for Patients (PfP) program, the “reverse the trend” campaign was launched this past summer by Hospital Engagement Networks (HENs) and more than 3700 hospital partners to address the upward rising incidents of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI). This campaign, which is part of the PfP’s overall goal to improve the quality, safety and affordability of health care for all patients, focuses on preventative measures and actions HENs and their hospitals can immediately implement to stop the rising trend in CAUTI events. It was a collaboration of hospitals, national organizations and national partners who committed to adopting best practices and launching comprehensive safety programs to significantly reduce the number of CAUTI events. 

In a webinar event this past week to celebrate the culmination of this powerful and urgent campaign, a number of HENs and hospitals were recognized for their successful quality improvement efforts to reduce or eliminate this hospital-acquired infection. HENs, hospitals and national partners continue to be committed to “reversing the trend” and to close all the gaps in quality care to ensure near perfection in CAUTI reduction is met.

NDNQI, the American Nurses Association quality improvement solution for 2,000 U.S. hospitals, was invited to participate in this “reverse the trend” national campaign webinar. Isis Montalvo, MBA, MS, RN, Director of the NDNQI spoke of the challenges and hard work required to achieve zero or improved CAUTI rates. For the 400 participants on the webinar, she recognized 62 HEN hospitals and gave special recognition to 22 hospitals that also participate with NDNQI.

In the Georgia HEN, the NDNQI hospitals were Emanuel Medical Center, Northridge Medical Center, Piedmont Newnan Hospital, St. Mary’s Healthcare System, and St. Francis Hospital.

In the New Jersey HEN, the NDNQI hospitals were Cape Regional Medical Center, Chilton Hospital, Christ Hospital, East Orange General Hospital, Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Inspira Medical Center Elmer, Kennedy University Hospital Stratford, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, St. Francis Medical Center, Souter Ocean Medical Center, Virtua Berlin and Virtua Memorial.

In the VHA HEN, NDNQI hospital was Parrish Medical Center.

In the JCR HEN, NDNQI hospital were Clinton Memorial Hospital, OSF Saint James – John W Albrecht Medical Center

The Medical Center of the Rockies was also recognized as an NDNQI hospital for achieving three straight quarters of zero CAUTI rates.

The National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators, (NDNQI) is a quality improvement solution from the American Nurses Association. NDNQI tracks up to 18 nursing quality measures, providing actionable insights based on structure, process and outcome data. As a leading program of the ANA, it is the choice of more than 2,000 U.S. and international hospitals.

If questions about NDNQI, please contact Michael Grove at ANA. Michael.Grove@ana.org or 301.628.5042.

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