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Changing practice, saving lives

John, Sherley, BSN, RN, CCRN; Jacob, Merin Thomas, MS, RN, ANP-C, CCRN; Meskill, Katie, BSN, RN; Moolsankar, Kishun, BSN, RN, CCRN; Altman, Marian, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, CNS-BC

doi: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000547258.15086.30
Feature: Safety solutions: Infection control
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Reduction of CAUTIs in the neurosurgical ICU

Read how one unit launched its “TakeCAUTIon” change project to achieve a sustained decrease in catheter-associated urinary tract infections as part of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Clinical Scene Investigator Academy.

At North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., Sherley John, Merin Thomas Jacob, and Katie Meskill are neurosurgical ICU clinical nurses and Kishun Moolsankar is a nurse manager. Marian Altman is a clinical practice specialist for the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and a Nursing Management editorial board member.

The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article.

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