The 2020-2021 Patient Safety Award and Grant program is centered on preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). Urinary tract infections are one of the five most common types of healthcare-associated infections. CAUTIs have been associated with increased risks, increased morbidity, mortality, hospital cost and length of stay.
The award is open to hospitals and facilities in Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. Applicants are not required to be underwritten by LAMMICO to participate in the competition.
The hospitals or facilities that demonstrate the best improvements related to a reduction in CAUTI rates will be awarded:
A $10,000 grant to the winner to be used for nursing professional development
A $5,000 grant to the second place participant to be used for nursing professional development
One-year risk manager membership to the American Society for Health Care Risk Management (ASHRM)
One-year complimentary membership to Medical Interactive Community for all employees to access our risk management CME/CNE/MOC courses online
To learn more and download the grant application, visit lammico.com.grant. Applications are due May 31, 2021.
Please contact LAMMICO’s Hospital Risk Management Specialist, Lynne Vega, BSN, RN, CNOR (E) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504.841.2738 for additional inquiries and to submit your application.