Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

Patient and nurseCatheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) are the most common type of health care associated infection (HAI). Complications associated with CAUTI cause discomfort to the patient, prolonged hospital stays, and increased cost and mortality. It is estimated that more than 560,000 patients suffer from CAUTI each year, with a 2.3% mortality rate. 

Fortunately, many CAUTIs are preventable. A significant number of short-term, indwelling urinary catheters are placed in patients without appropriate indications. Following the WSHA Safety Action Bundle strategies can greatly reduce the number of  catheter-associated infections. Together, we can make a difference. Our goal is to reduce the rate of CAUTIs by over 40 percent by the end of 2014.


 

Strategies and Tools

CAUTI Safety Action Bundle

Webcasts and Safe Tables

Safe Table Webcast - Infections
June 17

Safe Table-Infections (In Person)
February 6, 2014

Safe Table Web Conference - CAUTI

January 24, 2014

Safe Table - Eliminating Hospital Acquired Infections (in person) - Featured Speaker: Sanjay Saint,

March 19, 2013

Safe Table Web Conference - Infections

April 11, 2013

Safe Table - Eliminating Hospital Acquired Infections (in person meeting)

September 30, 2013

Safe Table Web Conference - Infections

October 31, 2013

Safe Table Web Conference - Infections

November 21, 2013


 

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Contact

Amber Theel
206-577-1820