Decreasing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Tangela Welch, Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
First received: May 2, 2008
Last updated: October 7, 2011
Last verified: October 2011
The purpose of this study is to identify risk factors associated with indwelling urinary catheters, as well as to assess the nurses' knowledge and adherence to hospital policies. The study will also include a very extensive literature search in an attempt to create a national standard or guideline.
||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
||"Decreasing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Primary Outcome Measures:
- Identification of risk factors associated with indwelling urinary catheters. [ Time Frame: 2004-2007 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Secondary Outcome Measures:
- Identification of nurses' knowledge of insertion, irrigation, care and maintenance of indwelling urinary catheters. [ Time Frame: 2008 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
| Study Start Date:
| Study Completion Date:
| Primary Completion Date:
||October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Patients who acquired a CA-UTI in the PICU between 2004-2007.
Patients who did not acquire a CA-UTI while hospitalized in the PICU but had an indwelling urinary catheter between 2004-2007.
Nurses currently employed in the PICU at Children's Mercy Hospital.
Root Cause Analysis on all patients who acquired a CA-UTI during 2009.
|Ages Eligible for Study:
||up to 17 Years
|Genders Eligible for Study:
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
- Patients who acquired a CA-UTI while hospitalized in the PICU between 2004-2007.
- Patients who had an indwelling urinary catheter while hospitalized in the PICU between 2004-2007 but did not acquire a CA-UTI.
- Nurses currently employed in the PICU at Children's Mercy Hospital.
- All Patient's who acquired a CA-UTI during 2009
- Medical records of 67 patients 0 to 17 years of age diagnosed with a catheter associated urinary tract infection (defined by CDC) acquired during a PICU hospitalization.
- Medical records of 67 patients 0 to 17 years of age who had an indwelling urinary catheter during a PICU hospitalization without a catheter associated urinary tract infection.
- Nurses employed at Children's Mercy Hospital in the PICU.
- Patient's who acquired a CA-UTI during 2009 and was adjudicated by infection control.
- Patients with community acquired urinary tract infections
- Patients 18 years and older cared for in the PICU.
- Patients with catheter associated urinary tract infections hospitalized outside the PICU at Children's Mercy Hospital.
- Patients with UTI not related to catheterization
- Nurses floated to the PICU who are not permanent staff members (ICN nurse, float pool staff, travelers)
- Nurses on the research team
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00672503
|Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
|Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64108 |
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
||Tangela M Welch, ADN, BBA
||Children's Mercy Hospital
No publications provided
||Tangela Welch, RN, PICU Clinical Research Coordinator, Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
History of Changes
|Other Study ID Numbers:
|Study First Received:
||May 2, 2008
||October 7, 2011
||United States: Institutional Review Board
Keywords provided by Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City:
indwelling urinary catheters
urinary tract infections
foley-catheter related infections
hospital acquired CA-UTI
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ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 20, 2014
Urinary Tract Infections