CAUTI 2009 Core Strategies

The CDC outlines the core strategies in the prevention of CAUTI

  • Insert catheters only for appropriate indications
  • Leave catheters in place only as long as needed
  • Ensure that only properly trained persons insert and maintain catheters
  • Insert catheters using aseptic technique and sterile equipment (acute care setting)
  • Following aseptic insertion, maintain a closed drainage system
  • Maintain unobstructed urine flow

Practice hand hygiene and standard (or appropriate isolation) precautions according to CDC HICPAC guidelines

2009 CAUTI Guidelines (407 KB / 67 pages) and Appendices (4.41 MB / 268 pages) are available for download in PDF format.


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