Strategies to Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Acute-Care Hospitals
August 25, 2023
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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.
Male, Female, Adolescent, Adult, Child, Infant, Older adult
Health Care Settings
Emergency care, Hospital, Operating and recovery room
Epidemiology infection prevention, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant
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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.