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Developing a Urine Culture Stewardship Program for Hospitalized Patients

Patients with Indwelling Urinary Catheters

A method is presented for designing and implementing a urine culture stewardship program for hospitalized patients with indwelling urinary catheters.

This information could be used by a number of different healthcare personnel from infection preventionists looking to establish a multidisciplinary program across a healthcare system to individual providers searching for ideas to improve patient safety on a single unit.

Designing and implementing a urine culture stewardship program includes:

  • Survey
    current practices and outcomes to determine the potential benefit of urine culture stewardship for your institution.
  • Structure
    your program for success.
  • Strategize
    initiatives you can incorporate into your program
  • Sustain
    reductions achieved with your program.

Urine Stewardship Arrow: Survey, Structure, Strategize, Sustain