Keep Calm and Prevent CAUTI and CLABSI

Event Description:

Data from the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) show a significantly higher incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) and central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in 2021 compared to 2019. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, prevention of CAUTIs and CLABSIs remains a patient safety priority in hospitals to reduce patient harm and costs and improve outcomes.

Join this exciting presentation and discussion to learn how Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center changed its healthcare-associated infection (HAI) review process from one person to a group of clinical and health care professionals, resulting in better outcomes in CAUTI and CLABSI prevention. This is Part 1 of a two-part series on strategies to prevent CAUTI. Part 2 webinar will be held in October.


Objectives of this event include:

  • Understand how changing the HAI review process resulted in better patient outcomes
  • Gain insight into how the Root Cause Analysis process is used to identify missed opportunities to prevent CAUTI and CLABSI
  • Learn how the team “shops at The Gaps” to implement best practice interventions


Debra Holmes, RN, BSN, CCDS
Director, Case Mgmt/Quality/Social Services/CDI
Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center/RMC Stringfellow


Infection Preventionists, Quality/Patient Safety/Risk Management Professionals, Clinical Nursing Team, Leadership

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