Toolkit for Reducing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Hospital Units: Implementation Guide

Appendix K. Infographic Poster on CAUTI Prevention

The poster on the following page is intended to be printed with dimensions of 28 by 36 inches.Cauti Prevention Steps

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The alternate text in the PDF is as follows:

This poster educates and motivates staff to follow evidence-based CAUTI prevention practices in three domains: appropriate catheter use, proper insertion and maintenance, and prompt catheter removal. The three domains are depicted in a circle, with topic areas within each domain presented like pie pieces. Within each topic area are tips and illustrative graphic elements. Topic areas in appropriate catheter use are alternatives and indications. Under proper insertion and maintenance are insertion, securement, drainage bag, and hygiene. Under prompt catheter removal are review for need and families. Surrounding the wheel are several facts about healthcare-associated infections and CAUTIs. Healthcare-associated infections are a significant cause of illness, death, and excess cost in all health care settings. Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) are among the most common HAIs in the United States. At any given time, HAIs affect 1 out of every 20 hospital patients. By taking these steps, your hospital can eliminate CAUTI and make care safer for patients. Your unit team can make sure the steps are done consistently through audits, observations, and assessments.

 

Page last reviewed October 2015
Page originally created October 2015
Internet Citation: Appendix K. Infographic Poster on CAUTI Prevention. Content last reviewed October 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/hais/cauti-tools/impl-guide/implementation-guide-appendix-k.html