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Webinar: Preventing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
10/23/15  1:04 PM PST

This webinar has already taken place. You can find a recording of the webinar, the slides used in it and other helpful resources in this community article.


Preventing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI): What You Need to Know About Urinary Catheterization featuring Mary Sears, RN, CWOCN.

During this webinar, we’ll be discussing the advantages of intermittent catheterization over indwelling catheterization, the specific clinical conditions that are considered acceptable for the placement of an indwelling urinary catheter, and ways to reduce CAUTI risk.

Topics include:

  • Catheter insertion and catheter care
  • Choosing the right catheter: Are you increasing your patient’s risk?
  • CAUTI facts and symptoms

 About Mary Sears, RN, CWOCN

marysearsAs a graduate from the Cosler School of E.T. Nursing at the University of Southern California in 1978, Mary has earned well-deserved recognition for her expertise, including the Pacific Coast Region Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society’s ET Nurse of the Year (1994), President’s Award for Excellence (2001) and Mentor of the Year (2004). Mary served as a Wound Care Specialist and Clinical Resource Specialist for USA-TYCO Kendall Healthcare and USA ConvaTec, Inc., respectively. She is currently a clinical consultant with Capital Nursing Education, sharing seasoned skills and expertise with the health care community.

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  1. Ann Williams
    Posted November 11, 2015 at 10:12 am PDT

    Very informative lecture
    How do I receive my contact hour?

    Thank you

  2. Aimee Sharp
    Posted November 11, 2015 at 12:26 pm PDT

    Hi Ann. Thank you for attending the webinar. Please follow these instructions to receive your contact hour: http://www.shieldhealthcare.com/community/health_care_professionals/2015/08/01/how-to-get-one-nurse-continuing-education-contact-hour-from-this-webinar/ and let us know if you need any help. Thank you. -Aimee, Shield HealthCare

  3. Darla Hill
    Posted November 11, 2015 at 1:14 pm PDT

    How can I get the handouts? Great webinar thank you!

  4. Aimee Sharp
    Posted November 11, 2015 at 2:44 pm PDT

    Hi Darla. Thanks for commenting. You can find both the slides used in the webinar and a video recording of the webinar here: http://www.shieldhealthcare.com/community/urological/2015/11/11/video-and-slides-preventing-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-cauti-webinar/ Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thank you! -Aimee, Shield HealthCare

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