Sustainably reducing device utilization and device-related infections with DeCATHlons, device alternatives, and decision support
Infection control and hospital epidemiology
Engagement of frontline staff, along with senior leadership, in competition-style healthcare-associated infection reduction efforts, combined with electronic clinical decision support tools, appeared to reduce antibiotic regimen initiations for urinary tract infections (P = .01). Mean monthly standardized infection and device utilization ratios also decreased (P < .003 and P < .0001, respectively).
Lesho, Emil P.; Clifford, Robert; Vore, Kelly; Zsenits, Balazs; Alcantara, Jose; Gargano, Bryan; Phillips, Matthew; Boyd, Susan; Eckert-Davis, Laura; Sosa, Carlos; Vargas, Roberto; Riedy, Dawn; Stamps, Deborah; Bhavsar, Hiloni; Fede, Jennifer; Laguio-Vila, Maryrose; and Bronstein, Melissa, "Sustainably reducing device utilization and device-related infections with DeCATHlons, device alternatives, and decision support" (2020). Rochester Regional Health authored publications and proceedings. 342.