from Potugari et al. 2020
published in CM&R 18(4): 140-144
DOI 10.3121/cmr.2020.1533

Multimodal Intervention Approach Reduces Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) in a Rural Tertiary Care Center

Optimized processes and interventions can lead to a reduction of specific HAIs (e.g. urinary tract infections)

Multimodal intervention consisting of education, daily reminder, best practice implementation, promotion of aseptic techniques for insertion and removal. The CAUTI event rate decreased from 27 to 9 (66.6 %). The standardized infection rate (SIR) for CAUTI decreased by 60.2 %.