When the staff of Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, Ohio, decided to implement a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) prevention program, they knew they faced some challenges. Unlike most adult CAUTI prevention programs, pediatric CAUTI initiatives require both patient and family participation. Fortunately, Akron Children’s already had a robust patient- and family-centered model of care delivery when it enacted its CAUTI prevention program three years ago. And the team, co-led by infection prevention staff, had the added benefit of being able to participate in the Ohio Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety—a pioneering pediatric collaborative to prevent serious harm from hospital acquired conditions including healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
Learn more about a family-centered care model to reduce pediatric CAUTI.