Essay on The National Patient Safety Goal

1633 Words Sep 23rd, 2015 7 Pages
In this paper, I will discuss the National Patient Safety Goal NPSG 0.7.06.01 entitled “ Use proven guidelines to prevent infection of the urinary tract that are caused by catheter”. I will identify the reasons why this National Patient Safety Goal was chosen as well as the type of organizations that utilized urinary catheter use. I will look at the financial implications of implementing educational process versus the hospital cost of Catheter-Associated Urinary Infections (CAUTI). As a nurse leader, I will demonstrate methods on how to gather data, design educational tool, implement standard practice and create a committee by collaborating with other disciplines. Effectiveness of the educational process will be evaluated through data collection. Finally, explanation why this safety goal will still be an issue in 10 years will be explored.
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I selected the National Patient Safety Goal NPSG 0.7.06.01 entitled “ Use proven guidelines to prevent infection of the urinary tract that are caused by catheter.” Gould et al., (2010) reported, that in the acute care hospital, urinary catheters is the most commonly used medical device (as cited in Acker, 2014). What is urinary catheter? Urinary catheter is a thin tube inserted into the bladder to drain urine. A collection system bag is connected to the catheter (Center for, 2010). Gokula et al., (2014) asserted, short-term and long-term catheterization is used in surgical procedures, monitor urine output in…

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