Rethink Catheter Choices

Internal urinary catheters put patients at risk

Nearly 1 in 3

Acute care hospital infections are caused by CAUTIs1

~449,334

CAUTI events occur per year in the US1

#1 risk factor

For developing a

CAUTI is prolonged use of a urinary catheter2

80%

Of all hospital-acquired urinary tract infections are a result of internal catheters2

Over 2.8 million

Antibiotic-resistant infections occur in the US each year3

References

National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Outcome Measure

https://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org/media/file/CAUTI.pdf

Accessed August 15, 2020

Catheter-associated urinary tract infection. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement

http://www.ihi.org/Topics/CAUTI/Pages/default.aspx

Accessed August 15, 2020

Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States 2019

https://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/pdf/threats-report/2019-ar-threats-report-508.pdf

Accessed August 15, 2020