Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI)

Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) is the most prevalent healthcare associated infection (HAI) in NHS Scotland.
The interventions to reduce CAUTI focus on the use of evidence-based bundles for catheter insertion and maintenance to help avoid catheter insertion, reduction of length of catheterisation and avoid cross-contamination. An outcome measure of catheter use has been developed to support clinical and improvement teams to understand the impact of the changes they have made to care processes.

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