Multifaceted Interventions to Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections
Infection Control Division, Quality Improvement Center, St. Luke's International Hospital
Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) account for 10%-20% of all healthcare-associated infections. Prolonged length of catheterization has recently been highlighted as one of the significant risk factors for CAUTI. Therefore, current guidelines and protocols published by professional organizations recommend multifaceted interventions, including efforts to limit catheter use, to prevent CAUTIs. This paper discusses evidence-based practices for preventing CAUTIs using a comprehensive program developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as a reference.
Key words：Catheter-associated urinary tract infections, multifaceted interventions, reminders, stop orders
Received: August 23, 2018
Accepted: November 9, 2018