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Nursing Point-of-Care Tools: CAUTI Prevention

Just-in-time tools and links for Nurses in direct patient care.

CAUTI Prevention Purpose


  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the fourth most common type of healthcare-associated infection.
  • Almost all healthcare-associated UTIs are caused by instrumentation of the urinary tract, usually by means of a Foley catheter.
  • Each day the Foley remains, a patient has a 3% - 7% increased risk of acquiring a catheter-associated urinary tract infection, or CAUTI. 
  • A CAUTI should be considered a “never-event”.  The Ascension WI CAUTI workgroup has assembled the following resources below for CAUTI prevention.

CAUTI Prevention Resources

More to come ...

CAUTI Subject Matter Expert



Brenda Ehlert

Director Infection Prevention

Ascension Wisconsin



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