Prevention of CAUTI: Combating Catheter-Associated Infections

The course will discuss (CAUTI) Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in the inpatient setting, the bacterial associated considerations during insertion and entering the tubing, and the monetary cost of CAUTI to hospitals. The course will also go over appropriate catheter care, and evidenced-based practice towards the culture of improvement including CAUTI policies and programs. 

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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the ramifications associated with inappropriate indwelling urinary catheter insertion.
  2. Describe appropriate catheter use and care.
  3. Recall the financial and human impact of CAUTI.
  4. Explain evidenced-based practice and targeted assessment for prevention of CAUTI.
  5. List CAUTI policies, and prevention programs.


Chapter 1: Introduction - CAUTI in the Inpatient Setting

  • Appropriate Catheter Use
  • Financial and Human Impact
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Culture of Improvement

Chapter 2: Culture of Improvement

  • Targeted Assessment for Prevention
  • CAUTI Policies and Programs
  • Maintaining a Prevention Program

Chapter 3: CAUTI Vignette

Chapter 4: Resources

  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

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