AHRQ Releases New Tool to Reduce CAUTI

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

February 24, 2016

Building on its Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently released a new toolkit aimed at reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in hospitals.

Released in October 2015, the toolkit consists of three modules: implementation, sustainability, and resources. Hospitals can use principles of the CUSP program that have been successful in reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) to reduce CAUTI rates in high-risk areas of the facility.

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