Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIS)

  • Expert Guidance Highlights Practices to Reduce Prevalence of CAUTIs
    New expert guidance highlights strategies for implementing and prioritizing efforts to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in hospitals. The practice recommendations, published in the May issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, are the ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • 2013 Partnership in Prevention Award Winner is Announced
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) today recognized the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) with the ...More
    November 26, 2013 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Medline's 'Erase CAUTI' Program Help Hospitals Slash Infection Rates
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), urinary tract infections (UTI) are the most common hospital-acquired infection, and 75 percent of these infections are associated with a urinary catheter (CAUTI). Since using Medline Industries, Inc.’s ERASE ...More
    October 29, 2013 Posted in News
  • CCSC Awards Recognize Achievements in Eliminating HAIs
    For the third year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Critical Care Societies Collaborative (CCSC) called for applications from teams of critical care professionals and healthcare institutions with demonstrated systems of excellence for reducing ...More
    June 13, 2013 Posted in News
  • Investigators Explore Risk Factors for Symptomatic Healthcare-Associated UTI
    Exposure to urinary catheters is considered the most important risk factor for healthcare-associated urinary tract infection (UTI) and is associated with significant morbidity and substantial extra-costs. Uçkay, et al. (2013) assessed the impact of urinary catheterization ...More
    February 13, 2013 Posted in News
  • Despite Decline in HAIs Consumers Union Says More Effort Needed to Protect Patients
    A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the number of central line-associated bloodstream infections in hospitals nationwide has been reduced markedly. More modest reductions have been achieved in certain surgical site infections and ...More
    February 12, 2013 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Hospitals Report Reductions in Some Types of HAIs
    Hospitals in the U.S. continue to make progress in the fight against central line-associated bloodstream infections and some surgical site infections, according to a report issued today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Catheter-associated urinary ...More
    February 11, 2013 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • A Culture Change on Catheters for Children
    Children in the pediatric intensive care unit often can’t tell nurses how their bodies are reacting to treatment or medicines, either because they cannot speak, are in and out of consciousness, or because everything feels so strange and scary. Instead, nurses rely on clear, ...More
    February 6, 2013 Posted in News
  • Low Adoption of CAUTI Precautions by Large Hospital ICUs
    Hospital size matters when it comes to intensive care units (ICUs) adopting even the most routine prevention policies for catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), according to a new study from researchers at Columbia University School of Nursing, published this ...More
    October 23, 2012 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • When the Bundle is Not Enough
    Ben Taub General Hospital (BTGH) is a 575-bed public teaching hospital serving residents of Harris County, Texas. It is one of only two designated Level 1 Trauma Centers in Houston, Texas. The Trauma Surgical Intensive Care Unit (TSICU) is a 30-bed unit consisting of 24 ...More
    October 5, 2012 Posted in Articles
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