Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Prevention Collaborative
The CAUTI collaborative began its initial cohort in September 2010 with 17 acute care facilities and is currently planning for a second cohort to begin in the fall of 2011. The collaborative consists of two phases: the first phase focuses on surveillance, data collection, and establishing baseline measurements for CAUTI in participating facilities. The second phase involves implementation of evidence-based prevention strategies for CAUTI. Participating facilities use the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) as a means of reporting data for collaborative participation.
The FDOH healthcare-associated infection preventionists and epidemiologists are working with collaborative participants to Stop CAUTI. Participants will be provided:
These services are provided by FDOH staff and/or through partnerships and vendor contracts. FDOH staff conducts site visits to review findings from the pre-assessment and identify action steps to implement surveillance and prevention.
Participating healthcare facilities will be asked to designate a unit or multiple units within their facility to focus on CAUTI reduction. Participants are required to:
Additionally, participating facilities are required to establish and maintain multidisciplinary and unit teams to facilitate the implementation of evidence based prevention strategies. The multidisciplinary team includes (at a minimum) a senior management leader, clinical champion (R.N. or M.D.), and an infection preventionist or quality lead. Each unit team consists of, at a minimum, a team leader/nurse manager, staff nurse, and patient technician. At least one team member is designated as the person responsible for ensuring appropriate data collection for the specified unit.
The terminal objectives for the hospitals participating in the collaborative are, by December 31, 2012, to:
Acute Care/Long-term Acute Care
CAUTI Evidence-Based Prevention Strategies For Collaborative
For more detailed information on these strategies go to http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/cauti/002_cauti_sumORecom.html
Supporting Documents and Resources
National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Resources
Cohort 2 Required Forms and Tools - Hospital/LTACH
Cohort 2 Required Forms and Tools - Nursing Homes/SNF
Optional CAUTI Tools
Introduction to CAUTI Collaborative Webinar (slides only)
Getting started using NHSN Webinar (slides only)
CAUTI Case Definition Webinar (slides only)
January 2012 - Reporting CAUTI and Summary Data into NHSN (slides only)
February 2012 - Pre-Assessment Review and Documentation, Daily Assessment, and Staff Education (slides only)
March 2012 - Reminders, Stop Orders, and Nurse-driven Protocols (slides only)
April 2012 - Preparing for the Implementation Period (slides only)
May 2012 - Staff Education on Proper Insertion Care and Removal of Indwelling Urinary Catheters (slides only)
June 2012 - CAUTI Prevention Strategies (slides only)
July 2012 - no call
August 2012 - Physician Webinar on CAUTI Prevention Strategies and Treatment of UTI (slides only)
September 2012 - Data Update and Sharing Processes (slides only)
APIC Guide to the Elimination of CAUTI
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