Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Initiative (CAUTI)

CAUTI is the most common health care associated infection. Though morbidity and mortality may be low, a significant percentage of infections can be prevented. CAUTI is a publicly reported measure that impacts a large patient population and can influence hospital reimbursement rates. Development of the program specifics are underway including:

  • Provider educational modules and procedure-specific recommendations for catheter placement to address judicious use of urinary catheters

  • Best catheter insertion practices and examples of recommended kits

  • Educational resources for the timely removal of urinary catheters

  • Examples of EMR documents and templates so hospitals can easily audit proper catheter placement and removal

 

 Informational sessions will begin Spring 2022!