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Big Picture: What’s the story with catheters on your unit?. Don’t miss the forest for the trees! Think about a journalistic approach: who, what, when, where, why, how. Big Picture: What’s the story on your unit?. Useful to look at the broad picture of your unit

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Big picture what s the story with catheters on your unit

Big Picture: What’s the story with catheters on your unit?

Don’t miss the forest for the trees!

Think about a journalistic approach:

who, what, when, where, why, how


Big picture what s the story on your unit

Big Picture: What’s the story on your unit?

  • Useful to look at the broad picture of your unit

  • and hospital’s systematic approach to catheters

  • Choose a limited recent sample of your

  • catheterized patients (e.g., the last 20 catheterized

  • patients on your unit)

  • Consider: who, what, when, where, why, and how


Big picture what s the catheter story on your unit

Big Picture: What’s the “catheter story” on your unit?

  • WHO:

  • who ORDERED those catheters?

  • ---be sure there was an order!

  • who PLACED those catheters?

  • ---looking for broad category of provider, not individuals; e.g.,

  • med student, OR tech, nursing assistant, etc.

  • WHAT:

  • what was their training for catheter insertion?

  • ---do you have documentation of competency?


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Big Picture: What’s the “catheter story” on your unit?

  • WHEN was the catheter placed?

  • ---chronic catheter present prior to admission?

  • ---placed when admitted?

  • ---placed later in hospital stay?

  • WHERE was the catheter placed?

  • ---on your unit or elsewhere?


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Big Picture: What’s the “catheter story” on your unit?

  • WHY was the catheter placed?

  • ---does it meet HICPAC criteria for an approved indication?

  • HOW was the catheter maintained?

  • ---do you monitor catheter maintenance technique on your unit?

  • ---do you educate staff and document competency re: proper

  • catheter care and maintenance?


Interpreting your catheter story oregon mini case study of msvs unit last 20 catheterized patients

Interpreting Your “Catheter Story”:Oregon Mini Case Study of MSVS Unit(last 20 catheterized patients)


Big picture what s the story with catheters on your unit

Coach’s Role: Transforming Data into ActionEXAMPLE: Mini Case Study, Med Surg Unit(last 20 catheterized patients)


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