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Framework for Urinary Continence in Children and Young People

Aim: This initiative aims to provide leadership, support and advice on development of a framework for paediatric urinary continence that includes evidenced based guidelines, education, development of resources and brings in the voices of children, young people and their families.

Benefits: The potential benefits include: development of state wide evidenced based guidelines for clinicians that aim to improve patient care development of an education app targeted at GPs links to information about continence issues in children and young people on the relevant ACI websites information on the experiences of children and young people that brings in the voices of consumers trial of pop up clinics that aim to improve access for rural and regional patients.

ACI Future Initiative Added: 13 July 2015|Last updated: 4 January 2016

Reducing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections

Aim: To improve clinical practices associated with urinary catheter insertion, maintenance and removal in acute care settings.

Benefits: Improved practice will:Ensure that urinary catheterisations are undertaken only when appropriately indicated; Reduce the risk of insertion site and drainage device contamination; Reduce the dwell time of catheterisation; and Reduce the risk of acquiring a urinary tract infection due to catheterisation.It is anticipated that reducing the incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections will reduce the risk of acquiring an infection caused by a multi-resistant organism and reduces the likelihood of needing complex antimicrobial therapy and prolonged hospitalisation.Other benefits anticipated from...

CEC Ready to Implement Added: 3 September 2014|Last updated: 15 March 2016

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