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CAUTI Prevention

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Focus

HOURS MATTER. REMOVE THE CATHETER 24/7 

Important things you should know about an indwelling urinary catheter:

Alternatives 

Indications for an indwelling urinary catheter: 


Urinalysis (UA) and Urine Cultures

A UA should be completed first and be of high quality (not contain a significant number of squamous cells)

The following MAY be indications for urine culture IF the UA IS also positive:

The following are not considered indication for a urine culture:

The following may also be indications for a urine culture:

Related: Grand Rounds, September 11, 2015 – Urine Trouble: Bacteriuria and CAUTI May Not Be What You Think!


Top 10 Myths

FAQ

What can I help reduce the CAUTI incidence on my unit?

How do I know when I can remove the indwelling urinary catheter?

Follow the foley removal protocol if ordered; if not, discuss removal with the patient’s provider.

Resources

CAUTI Prevention Bundle

CAUTI Kudos

Insertion

BladderScan BVI-3000 Video Tutorial

BladderScan BVI-9400 Video Tutorial

Urethral Catheterization - Female (Video)

Urethral Catheterization - Male (Video) 

Maintenance

Foley Bag Placement During Transport

Peri/Catheter Care - Female (Video)

Peri/Catheter Care - Male (Video)

Peri Care/Catheter Care - Getting Started (Video)

Newsletters

Patient Engagement 

The Tube That Drains Your Child’s Bladder (HFFY 7675)

The Tube That Drains Your Child’s Bladder (Spanish) (HFFY 7830)

Urinary Catheters and Urinary Tract Infections (HFFY 7355)

Urinary Catheters and Urinary Tract Infections (Spanish) (HFFY 7833)

Urinary Catheters: Home Care (HFFY 7856)

Urine Drainage Bags - Home Use (HFFY 4591)

Urine Drainage Bags - Home Use (Spanish) (HFFY 7035)

Policies, Protocols and Guidelines

Acute Spinal Cord Injury Bladder Management - Adult

Bladder Management Protocol (26) - Adult

Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI)

Diagnosis and Treatment of Infections of the Urinary Tract in Adult Patients – Adult – Inpatient/Ambulatory Clinical Practice Guideline

Indwelling Urinary Catheter removal Protocol (25) - Adult

Peds Bladder Management Protocol

Policy 3.31-AP: Insertion, Removal and Maintenance of an Indwelling Urinary Catheter (IUC)

TRIP (Translating Research Into Practice): CAUTI

Removal

CAUTI Protocol (Video)

Top 10 Myths