The changes in health care over the past decade have caused hospitals across the nation to focus on improving quality outcomes for the patients they serve. One of the most preventable hospital-acquired infections is catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). Nursing’s role in the prevention of CAUTI spans patients’ entire hospital stay, and quality education to nursing staff is essential for sustained reduction efforts.
The project’s purpose was to evaluate the content and design of the nursing curriculum on CAUTI reduction given to nurses in a pediatric intensive care unit at one healthcare institution. A process evaluation showed that the curriculum had several key strengths and weaknesses and could be improved through application of Knowles’s adult theory of learning. Management and the clinical leadership team could improve patient outcomes by building nursing curriculum with a greater focus on learners’ needs, an understanding of what motivates learners, and more involvement of the nursing staff.
|Commitee:||Ladbury, Tracy, Whaley-Welty, Lynne|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Catheter-associated urinary tract infections, Nursing education, Process evaluation and improvement|
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