Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are the most common healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and can occur in both hospitals and long-term care settings. The best way to prevent CAUTIs is to use indwelling urinary catheters (IUCs) only when necessary and for the shortest amount of time.
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
- Identify when it is appropriate to use an indwelling urinary catheter
- Examine various guidelines for best practices for prevention of CAUTI
- Discuss strategies for CAUTI prevention
- Review standards for catheter removal
This educational activity was developed for nurses, healthcare assistants and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and healthcare professionals.
This is a microlearning course. Microlearning is an approach to learning new information in small segments of 3-15 minutes in length. This course is mobile-friendly!
There is no CE associated with this course. A certificate of completion is awarded, but no contact hours are awarded.
This course was written by Brenda Kozak, MSN, RN, CNE.
Brenda is a certified nurse educator with 18 years of clinical experience and has her Master’s degree in Nursing Education.