Table 1

Comparison of 3 hospitals chosen for site visits
Study number Bed size Hospital location and size Practices implemented 1) Monitoring catheters placed Units of Bladder Bundle implementation Champion for Bladder Bundle Comments from research team
2) Surveillance for UTI rates
Hospital 1 0-150 Rural, community hospital - Scanner 1) No Hospital wide Quality Improvement This hospital has developed extensive education for nurses and physicians. They have also intervened in the ED. On the floors they use catheter patrols.
- Aseptic tech 2) Yes, facility
Hospital 2 151-300 Mid-size referral hospital for surrounding rural area - Scanner 1) No Floor only Nurse and Physician This site has used both a nurse and a physician as champions. Their reminder states that physicians must order catheter to be continued or nurses will discontinue it.
- Aseptic tech 2) No
- Reminder
Hospital 3 301-450 Large hospital, suburban, located just outside urban city - Aseptic tech 1) Yes, facility Floor only ICP They are currently developing their electronic medical record. They do not have a physician champion. Leadership was involved in getting staff on board. Nurses are able to initiate Foley removal.
- Reminder 2) No
- Nurse initiated
- Condom catheters
- Intermittent catheterization

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Harrod et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:151   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-151

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