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RIP Rounds: Friday, Apr 4th, 2014 @ 12-1PM

Speaker: Christine Soong

Title: Reducing inappropriate urinary catheter use among general medical inpatients

Description: Responsible resource utilization is a growing area of interest among clinicians engaged in quality improvement. Highly publicized campaigns such as Choosing Wisely in Canada and the US are encouraging physicians to reduce unnecessary testing and/or procedures that may lead to harm. Urinary catheterization is a common occurrence in the inpatient setting that is associated with preventable adverse events such as nosocomial urinary tract infections. This talk provides an overview of the development of local interventions to reduce inappropriate urinary catheter use.

Christine is a Clinician in Quality and Innovation in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is the Director of the Hospital Medicine program at UHN/MSH and Co-Chair of the Choosing Wisely Canada Committee for the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine. Her career in quality improvement began as an academic hospitalist at Johns Hopkins University and led to the completion of a Master’s of Science degree in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at IHPME in 2013. Her research interests includes resource stewardship, and improving transitions of care for hospitalized patients.

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