CAUTIs are the most common HAI in U.S. hospitals, accounting for 35 percent of all HAIs; yet, the majority of infections are preventable.
A catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) occurs when germs (usually bacteria) enter the urinary tract through the urinary catheter and cause infection.The estimated cost per year for catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) is $565 million, and the estimated number of deaths resulting from CAUTIs is 8,205.
To dramatically reduce CAUTI nationwide, Qsource supports the comprehensive unit-based program (CUSP), designed to improve safety culture and serve as an effective evidence-based tool to reduce hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).
The key project goals to reduce CAUTI using CUSP are to
- Reduce mean CAUTI rates in participating ICUs and other clinical units by 25 percent over two years
- Disseminate CUSP educational modules to improve patient safety
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