ICU Acquired Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) rate

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Number of Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) cases per 1000 ICU patient days

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Significance

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There was no significance in your PPT.

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Sampling Plan / Procedure

100 % of all patients will be monitored for acquired urinary catheter infection.

Inclusion Criteria

All

Exclusion Criteria

None

Frequency

  • Recorded once per patient
  • On quarterly basis based on discharge dates, tabulate the number of cases on acquired and total number of patient days or Total ICU_LOS in Length of Stay (ICU Report)

Definition and Derivation

Number of CAUTI cases per 1000 ICU patient days

Numerator

Number of new ICU CAUTI acquired cases

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Just to be clear, is it number of cases (possibly >1 per pt) or once per pt as mentioned above?

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Denominator

Total ICU_LOS in Length of Stay (ICU Report)

Data Sources

SAS Program

  • The SAS program to get the CAUTI is X:\Julie\SAS_CFE\CFE_macros\Pre_ICD10_AcqDx.sas
  • The SAS program to get the LOS is X:\Julie\SAS_CFE\CFE_macros\logphi.sas and (datetimes.sas or datetime_short.sas )

Report Users

Critical Care Directors, Critical Care Unit Managers and WRHA Outcome Improvement Team Committee

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