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Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections

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The CAUTI initiative is designed to assist hospitals to implement standardized processes for the identification and adoption of best practices to prevent CAUTIs.

Goals:
To reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) by 40% and reduce unnecessary Foley catheter utilization.
Approach:
NYSPFP’s approach to achieving performance excellence is embedded in a dynamic set of guiding principles designed to foster a culture of safety and continuous quality improvement. The following operationalizes the NYSPFP Guiding Principles to innovate, engage, integrate, and hardwire best practices for CAUTI reduction.
Summary Documents:
The following documents outlines educational programming for CAUTI, which is intended to provide hospitals with meaningful data to inform and help tailor CAUTI reduction interventions:
Success Stories:
Click on the following link to access examples of quality improvement interventions submitted by NYSPFP participating hospitals and that have demonstrated quantitative success.
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