An update of the 2014 “Strategies to Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections [CAUTIs] in Acute-Care Hospitals” was published August 25 by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).
The update, which is a collaborative effort led by SHEA, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the American Hospital Association, and The Joint Commission, includes recommendations that have been added, removed, or altered.
Updates to “essential practices” (these were “basic practices” in 2014) include:
Updates to “additional approaches” (these were “special approaches” in 2014) include:
Unresolved issues include: