Toolkit To Reduce Urinary Tract Infections

A new evidence-based toolkit from AHRQ can help long-term care facilities reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs).

The toolkit uses strategies from AHRQ's Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program that has reduced CAUTI as well as central line-associated bloodstream infections in hospitals. The toolkit is based on the experiences of more than 450 long-term care facilities nationwide and resulted in a significant reduction of CAUTI rates. Its user-friendly educational modules, guides, and tools can help your facility advance from the "what to do" to the "how to do it."

Access the toolkit and a new AHRQ Views blog, "Help for Nursing Homes in Fighting HAIs."


Page last reviewed March 2017
Page originally created August 2014
Internet Citation: Toolkit To Reduce Urinary Tract Infections. Content last reviewed March 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.