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STOP CAUTI Prevention Resources

What is a CAUTI?

CAUTI is an acronym for catheter-associated urinary tract infection, the most common type of healthcare associated infection. The following links provide additional information on CAUTI's and practice guidelines for indewelling urinary catheter management.

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Compendium on Hospital Acquired Infections.
(http://www.shea-online.org/about/compendium.cfm)

APIC CAUTI Elimination Article
(http://www.apic.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PracticeGuidance/APICEliminationGuides/CAUTI_Guide1.htm)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) UTI Resource Page
(http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/ca_uti/uti.html)

CDC's Healthcare Infection Conrtol Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) Guidelines for Prevention of Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections, 2009. (http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/cauti/002_cauti_toc.html)

Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection in Adults: 2009 International Clinical Practice Guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America
(http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdf/10.1068/650482?cookieSet=1)

Sample CAUTI Prevention Resources

 
Sample Educational Presentation for Nursing Staff
Sample Patient and Family Education Flyer
Sample Insertion Decision Aid
Sample Catheter Documentation Data Elements for Medical Record (electronic or paper)
Sample Policy and Procedures