Urinary tract infections represent nearly 40% of all healthcare-associated infections where the vast majority are related to indwelling catheter use.  Over 900,000 patients develop a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) each year while in a US hospital, making this an important patient safety issue. It has been estimated that as many as 65 to 70% of cases of CAUTIs may be preventable if evidence-based prevention strategies are applied.The CAUTI Challenge website provides comprehensive resources for preventing CAUTI and reducing indwelling urinary catheter use.  Please provide your feedback or comments, such as evidence-based prevention strategies that you have employed, through our blog.

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CAUTI Bundle Checklist

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Take a look at the Cauti Bundle Checklist designed to help you eliminate CAUTIs


Based on the ABCDE Bundle by Diane K. Newman, DNP, FAAN, BCB-PMB.

2011 Report: HAI in Hospitals

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2011 Report: Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) in Pennsylvania Hospitals

Pennsylvania Issues New HAI Report, Shows Declines in Infections

Educational Tools

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Authored by Diane K. Newman,
  DNP FAAN BCB-PMD