27 Missouri Hospitals Aim for 25% Reduction in Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections by 2012

Hospital Acquired Infection, HAI, meets aggressive new national and statewide program to lower risk, save lives and reduce cost.

Jefferson City, Missouri – July 7, 2011 – Twenty-five percent of hospital inpatients have an indwelling urinary catheter at some point during their hospitalization.   Each day, these patients have an estimated 5% risk of developing a catheter-associated urinary tract infection, or CAUTI.   This risk is multiplied each day the catheter remains in use.     CAUTI is the most common type of hospital-acquired infection, HAI, in U.S. hospitals equaling 40% of all HAIs.


5 Years of Progress – 2010 – JUST RELEASED!

Pride in our work! We think it really shows in our recently published report: 5 Years of Progress-2010.

Safety improvement involves everyone who drives the delivery of health care, and many have established important partnerships with the Center.   Together, in just five years, we established the Center as a leader in PSO services, working with more than 180 providers to report medical mistakes, efficiently learn valuable information from those mistakes, and take actions aimed at prevention. (more…)

TJC Announces National Patient Safety Goal Addressing CAUTI

The Joint Commission has approved a new National Patient Safety Goal for 2012 related to catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) prevention in hospitals.   The goal requires implementation of evidence-based practices to prevent CAUTIs, which account for up to 80 percent of all healthcare acquired infections (HAIs).

CUSP/Stop CAUTI Kick-Off!

National Faculty and Location Confirmed

The Kick-off for the CUSP/Stop CAUTI collaborative, scheduled Friday, June 10 will be held at the Courtyard Marriot in Columbia.   National faculty for the Kick off include Dr. Sanjay Saint from the University of Michigan presenting on clinical components of the CAUTI project; Sam Watson from the Michigan Hospital Association; and Melinda Sawyer from Johns Hopkins Quality and Research Group presenting on CUSP.   Collaborative participants, be sure to RSVP to Marilyn Nichols (mnichols@mocps.org) if you plan to attend. Learn more


Safe Health Care – What Missouri Providers are Doing for You

As a federally designated Patient Safety Organization (PSO), MOCPS is part of a national program which will have reduced preventable adverse events by 3% within the first five years of operations of PSOs, according to estimates from the federal Department of Health and Human Services, saving $435 million in national health care costs.

Safe Health Care – What Missouri Providers are Doing for You


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