- Fewer Catheters Used,
- Timely Removal and
- Insertion, Maintenance and Post-Removal Care.
Key Practice Strategies to Reduce CAUTI (Click/Tap on the Left Side Graphic - Image 1):
Utilizing the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Streamlined Evidence-Based RN Tool: Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Prevention (Click/Tap Image on the Right - Image 2):
We know that an outbreak in a facility can overwhelm staff, which can affect the usual routine for everyone. As Infection Preventionists, we need to be pro-active in being prepared for the flu and norovirus season that can lead to outbreaks. Emergency Management’s phases of preparedness can be used by IPs to be prepared for unforeseen events that have the potential to be disastrous to staffing. In the following we discuss: Prevention; Mitigation; Preparedness; Response; and Recovery.