The objective of this project is to reduce CAUTIs rate at the Northwest Community Hospital (NCH). The hospital was established 5 decades ago and it takes care of 24,000 in-patients and 18,000 inpatient and outpatient cases each year (Northwest Community Hospital, 2011). NCH is a 496-bed hospital and here detailed below is a plan to reduce incidences of CAUTIs in the institution (Northwest Community Hospital, 2011). The paper will rely on the information that is contained in the review and the NCH’s website.
APPROVAL AND SUPPORT
In order for this project to become successful, the necessary approval will be sought from the Board of Directors at Northwest Community Hospital. An initial presentation will be performed to the directors and a task force will then formed. The administrators will also be given evidence based practice model and evidence to support the adoption of silver-coated catheters. It is expected that their input will play a great role in the reduction of CAUTIs among 24,000 in-patients who visit the institution. The task force will be composed of the physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, administrative and support personnel. The task force will formulate a written proposal including the staff education requirements. Once the approval has been obtained, the input of the more than 4,000 workers in the institution will be sought and then the plan will be amended to accommodate their suggestions.