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Week 1 DQ 3 Select a topic for your Topic 3 Executive Summary assignment. Post your idea and basic thoughts about the topic using the assignment details from Topic 3. You should provide thoughts to your peers about their topics and ideas that may assist them in completing their projects. The topic for my executive summary assignment will be on preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI’s). I worked in a convalescent hospital where 60% of our patients were on Urinary catheters. Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) is an example of Hospital Acquired Infection, an infection of any part of the urinary system (kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, or the urethra) an indwelling urinary catheter. “Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) is the most prevalent healthcare-associated infection worldwide” (Mavin & Mill, 2015). “More than 560,000 patients develop CAUTI each year, leading to extended hospital stays increased health care costs, patient morbidity, and mortality” (American Nurse Association, 2012). Most of the time, CAUTI is due to unsterile insertion

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