A Multidisciplinary Approach to Preventing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections


A_Multidisciplinary_Approach_to_Preventing_Catheter_Associated_Urinary_Tract_InfectionsThe Indiana Heart Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana decided to tackle Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs) using multiple strategies. Establishing objective, straightforward criteria for insertion was one of the first steps of the journey. The leadership and staff spoke loudly and clearly that existing habits had to go and "catheter apathy" stops now.

In this webinar, Kelly Manning, RN, BSN, CIC reviews the hospital's approach of forming a multidisciplinary CAUTI team, and reclaiming and polishing an old UTI Bundle formulated years earlier, including:

  • Specific plans that set the course in the Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department
  • Multiple strategies that were implemented that led to heightened awareness of the seriousness of a catheter associated urinary tract infection, decreased catheter days and the frequency of catheter associated urinary tract infections.

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