Urinary catheter placement is a common procedure in the emergency department, and the emergency nurse plays a significant role in the reduction of catheter associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI). The Emergency Nurses Association, in partnership with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), has developed this course to help emergency nurses analyze the appropriate use of indwelling catheters and provide tools to remove obstacles involved with effecting change. The one hour online course compares traditional practices with updated best practices and includes recommendations for change.
Learner Outcome:Upon completion of this course, the nurse will have increased knowledge of CAUTI, and be more familiar with the role emergency nurses can provide in supporting practice changes for prevention.
ANCC Disclosure: The planners and presenters of this course have no conflicts of interest and there was no commercial support of this activity. The course will provide 1 contact hour of CNE, upon complete review of course module, successful completion of quiz, and submitting an evaluation.
The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The Emergency Nurses Association is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2322.
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