12/16/2018
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Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection

Summary


CAUTI occurs when organisms enter the urinary tract through a foley catheter and cause infection. CAUTI is associated with increased morbidity and mortality and is the second most common cause of secondary bloodstream infections. Over 600,000 patients each year develop UTIs, and 80 percent of these infections are catheter-related.

 

Resources


States Targeting Reduction in Infections via Engagement (STRIVE)

Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) Change Package

Partnership for Patients - Preventing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections

 


For additional resources, please visit the HRET-HIIN Website