Strategies to Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Acute-Care Hospitals

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Publication Month/Year

August 25, 2023

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Document Objectives

The intent of this document is to highlight practical recommendations in a concise format designed to assist physicians, nurses, and infection preventionists at acute-care hospitals in implementing and prioritizing their catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) prevention efforts. This document updates the Strategies to Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Acute-Care Hospitals published in 2014. It is the product of a collaborative effort led by SHEA, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), the American Hospital Association (AHA), and The Joint Commission.

Inclusion Criteria

Male, Female, Adolescent, Adult, Child, Infant, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Emergency care, Hospital, Operating and recovery room

Intended Users

Epidemiology infection prevention, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Management, Prevention

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D055499 - Catheter-Related Infections, D014546 - Urinary Catheterization, D062885 - Urinary Catheters


urinary catheter, catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), CAUTI, urinary tract infection, catheter-associated urinary tract infection, CA-UTI

Source Citation

Patel PK, Advani SD, Kofman AD, Lo E, Maragakis LL, Pegues DA, Pettis AM, Saint S, Trautner B, Yokoe DS, Meddings J. Strategies to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections in acute-care hospitals: 2022 Update. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2023 Aug;44(8):1209-1231. doi: 10.1017/ice.2023.137. Epub 2023 Aug 25. PMID: 37620117.

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Number of Source Documents
Literature Search Start Date
January 1, 2019
Literature Search End Date
August 1, 2021