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Strategies to Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Update

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 May 2016

Evelyn Lo
St. Boniface General Hospital and University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Lindsay E. Nicolle*
Health Sciences Centre and University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Susan E. Coffin
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Carolyn Gould
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
Lisa L. Maragakis
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Jennifer Meddings
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
David A. Pegues
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ann Marie Pettis
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York
Sanjay Saint
Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Deborah S. Yokoe
Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
GG-443 Health Sciences Centre, 820 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1R9, Canada (


Previously published guidelines are available that provide comprehensive recommendations for detecting and preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The intent of this document is to highlight practical recommendations in a concise format designed to assist acute care hospitals in implementing and prioritizing their catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) prevention efforts. This document updates “Strategies to Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Acute Care Hospitals,” published in 2008. This expert guidance document is sponsored by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and is the product of a collaborative effort led by SHEA, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). the American Hospital Association (AHA), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and The Joint Commission, with major contributions from representatives of a number of organizations and societies with content expertise. The list of endorsing and supporting organizations is presented in the introduction to the 2014 updates.

SHEA/IDSA Practice Recommendation
Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2014

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