* View the original project
** View The Lancet publication
Our project team introduced the project in all hospitals in The Netherlands. Once interested every hospital or deparement starts with the measurement of the number of incorrect IVs and catheters. The easiest way for care professionals to start is to check whether patients in the nursing ward(s) have an urinary catheter or IV and assess whether this is correct or incorrect.
Then they look where there is room for improvement, and set up a strategy to achieve such an improvement. Several strategies are possible and available:
Until now (September 2022) 30 hospitals joined this intervention program. They share their efforts in a Learning network called ‘Better without a catheter’. In 2023 we will be able to present results from the participating hospitals.
If you are interested or have questions, please contact Eva Verkerk or Tijn Kool.