Toolkit Sections

Toolkit To Reduce CAUTI and Other HAIs in Long-Term Care Facilities

The toolkit is organized in three sections. Your facility can use the materials in each section in improvement efforts to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) and other healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).


This section provides a step-by-step process to design, develop, and implement a quality improvement program to reduce HAIs, especially CAUTIs, in the long-term care setting.


This section explains the importance of planning for sustainability from the beginning and provides an overview of factors to help achieve sustainable gains. Improvement strategies can only be sustained if they are embedded into the culture and norms of a facility.


This section aggregates all of the instructional guidance, tools, and resources cited throughout the implementation project.

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Page last reviewed March 2017
Page originally created February 2017
Internet Citation: Toolkit Sections. Content last reviewed March 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.