The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality introduced a new toolkit designed to help long-term care facilities reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI). The evidence-based toolkit was developed over a three-year period through collaboration with more than 450 facilities who reported significant CAUTI reduction resulting from use of AHRQ's Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP).
The toolkit includes instructional materials and resources in infection prevention best practices, including basic infection prevention strategies and antibiotic stewardship; resident and family engagement; quality improvement; and sustainability. Ultimately, the agency aims to help facilities reduce all kinds of hospital-acquired infections through implementation of the materials and practices.
To learn more and to access the toolkit, click here.