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How can hospitals consistently monitor and document which patients meet the criteria to have a Foley catheter and which patients do not meet the criteria? The TMF Quality Innovation Network developed this Excel spreadsheet to assist hospital nursing staff to consistently monitor and document patients with and without Foley catheters to help staff align with the National Healthcare Safety Network benchmark.


Microsoft Excel
Date Added: 07/06/2016
Date Last Modified: 07/06/2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed the Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) Toolkit Implementation Guide: Links to Example Resources, which is a compilation of links to existing CAUTI prevention tools and resources that can be used as part of the TAP strategy.


Web link
Date Added: 05/10/2015
Date Last Modified: 05/11/2015

Did you know that 12 to 16 percent of adult hospital inpatients will have a urinary catheter at some time during admission? Decreasing the rate of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) is critical to improve patient population well-being and to reduce hospital expenses. Download this business case, developed by the TMF Quality Innovation Network, to assist your hospital with preventing CAUTIs.


Adobe PDF
Date Added: 02/09/2015
Date Last Modified: 02/09/2015

Este conjunto de herramientas, desarrollado por la Red para la Innovación de Calidad de TMF, se enfoca en la reducción de la incidencia de infecciones del tracto urinario asociadas al uso del catéter (CAUTIs) e incrementar la concienciación de la colocación del catéter urinario en el departamento de emergencias (ED). Los hospitales pueden utilizar este conjunto de herramientas para asistirle en las indicaciones del catéter urinario, la colocación y/o remoción.


ZIP archive
Date Added: 01/07/2015
Date Last Modified: 01/07/2015

This bundle of tools from The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano includes a checklist tool for care of Foley catheters; best practice procedures for before, during and after Foley catheter insertion; and standing physician orders for Foley catheter removal.


Adobe PDF
Date Added: 01/19/2012
Date Last Modified: 01/06/2015

Use this Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Cost Estimation tool to help your facility predict projected cost savings upon implementing a comprehensive intervention program.


Microsoft Excel
Date Added: 08/14/2013
Date Last Modified: 01/06/2015

This toolkit, developed by the TMF Quality Innovation Network, focuses on decreasing the incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) and increasing the awareness of urinary catheter placement in the emergency department (ED). Hospitals can use this toolkit to assist in urinary catheter indications, placement and/or removal.


ZIP archive
Date Added: 10/14/2014
Date Last Modified: 10/14/2014

This APIC Implementation guide provides information on the epidemiology and pathogenesis of CAUTI, surveillance and reporting; patient safety, Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) and other behavioral models for prevention and CAUTI prevention.


Adobe PDF
Date Added: 09/01/2014
Date Last Modified: 09/01/2014

This study, published in the American Journal of Infection Control, concluded that Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) rates can be reduced with few evidence-based interventions, especially when nurse-driven catheter removal protocols are implemented.


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Date Added: 03/26/2014
Date Last Modified: 05/15/2014

This cost calculator estimates hospitals' cost due to catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), which can be used to estimate both current costs and projected costs after a hypothetical intervention to reduce catheter use.


Web link
Date Added: 07/29/2013
Date Last Modified: 03/26/2014

Learn more about the CatheterOut.org CAUTI Cost Calculator and how it can help your facility avoid additional costs related to catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI).


Adobe PDF
Date Added: 08/14/2013
Date Last Modified: 03/26/2014

Presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this webinar's focus is the "On the CUSP" project. It describes the definitions and criteria for catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), correct method for identifying denominators for CAUTI surveillance and data collection.


Web link
Date Added: 10/20/2011
Date Last Modified: 11/20/2012

Nearly 40% of all healthcare-associated infections are attributed to urinary tract infection, mostly due to indwelling urinary catheters, according to this website by Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH. The website features numerous tools and resources for reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infection and indwelling urinary catheter use.


Web link
Date Added: 10/14/2011
Date Last Modified: 10/14/2011

The Office of Healthcare Quality (OHQ) provides training and resource materials on healthcare-associated infection prevention for outpatient settings.


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Date Added: 10/14/2011
Date Last Modified: 10/14/2011

 

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