Toolkit To Reduce CAUTI and other HAIs in Long-Term Care Facilities

Apr 3,2017 | Consortium staff Resource of the Month

The toolkit uses strategies from AHRQ’s Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP), which has reduced CAUTI as well as central line-associated bloodstream infections in hospitals. The toolkit is based on the experiences of more than 450 long-term care facilities nationwide and resulted in a significant reduction of CAUTI rates.

The toolkit is organized into three main sections that facilities can use to implement an improvement project to reduce CAUTI and other HAIs. Each section contains guides, tools, slide sets, and videos to support implementation. All materials are publicly available and downloadable online. Many can be modified to meet local facility needs and criteria.

For more information, visit the AHRQ website.