APIC Implementation Guides series help infection preventionists apply current scientific knowledge and best practices to achieve targeted outcomes and enhance patient safety.
We encourage you to download the free and newly revised Guide to Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections. Urinary tract infections are one of the five most common types of healthcare-associated infections, and a majority of healthcare-associated UTIs are caused by instrumentation of the urinary tract. Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) has been associated with increased morbidity, mortality, hospital cost, and length of stay.
This vital guide provides new and expanded content on:
•The epidemiology and pathogenesis of CAUTI, surveillance and reporting;
•Patient safety, Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) and other behavioral models for prevention; and
•CAUTI prevention in special populations (pediatrics, spinal cord injury, long-term care, and ICU).
Visit www.apic.org/implementationguides to access this and the other important guides in the Implementation Guide series.
Distribution as a full access online resource from the APIC website is made possible by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) through the national On the CUSP: Stop CAUTI project.