Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_5425

Date Request Received: 05/12/2019 11:51:32

Date Request Replied To: 03/01/2020 08:09:04

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Request Summary: catheter acquired urinary tract infection (CAUTI) rates

Request Category: Private Individuals

Question Number 1:
Does your Infection Prevention and Control team and/or your Microbiology team monitor catheter acquired urinary tract infection (CAUTI) rates independently of the NHS Safety Thermometer information?
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Question Number 2:
What was the total cost to the Trust of CAUTIs in each financial year from 2015/16 to 2019/20?
Answer To Question 2:
Information not held
Question Number 3:
Is the Trust taking any measures to reduce the harm caused by catheter acquired urinary tract infections (CAUTIs)? If so, please describe these.
Answer To Question 3:
yes, the insertion and on-going catheter care bundles, implementation of the catheterisation course and the BARD catheterisation trays
Question Number 4:
Who is responsible and accountable for the implementation of these measures?
Answer To Question 4:
data reported and monitored through the safety steering group
Question Number 5:
How long have the measures been in place and what success has been achieved?
Answer To Question 5:
project started in 2013 and the measure is through the reported CAUTIs on the safety thermometer
Question Number 6:
What technological solutions are currently used within the Trust to reduce the incidence of CAUTIs?
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Question Number 7:
If no, are there plans to introduce technological solutions?
Answer To Question 7:
Question Number 8:
If yes, which solutions have been reviewed, tested and implemented?
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