CAUTI Control: Saving Lives and Health Care Costs
June 17, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT, 12:00 PM CDT, 11:00 AM MDT, 10:00 AM PDT
Rates of CAUTI (catheter-associated urinary tract infection) are on the rise. Each year, more than 560,000 patients develop CAUTI leading to extended hospital stays, increased health care costs, and patient morbidity and mortality. As a frontline nurse you can play a major role in reducing these rates by knowing and understanding the benefits of implementing evidence-based CAUTI prevention strategies into your daily practice. Following infection-control best practices could prevent harm to your patients and save over 50,000 lives and nearly $12 billion in health care costs.