Reply by author to John Michael Harris on “Electronic Health Record: Evidence-Based Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections Care Practices” by Lois Weldon, MSN, RN (August 6, 2013)
Since the above article was written, we now can generate automatic compliance reports that provide the evidence-based rationale for continuation of the catheter and other CAUTI-related information. Nursing also collaborated with the infection control and technology department to pull information needed to ascertain a CAUTI. There are many other areas of improvement to the EHR that have resulted due to an engaged nursing workforce that desires the best for staff and patients.
Thank you for sharing your story.
Lois M. Stallings-Weldon