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Toolkit To Reduce CAUTI and Other HAIs in Long-Term Care Facilities | Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

Toolkit To Reduce CAUTI and Other HAIs in Long-Term Care Facilities | Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

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AHRQ Toolkit Designed To Reduce Urinary Tract Infections in Long-Term Care

A new evidence-based toolkit from AHRQ can help long-term care facilities reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). 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. Toolkit modules, which are customizable to local needs, include Using the Comprehensive Long-Term Care Safety Toolkit; Senior Leader Engagement; Staff Empowerment; Teamwork and Communication; Resident and Family Engagement; and Sustainability. Access the toolkit and a new AHRQ Views blog, “Help for Nursing Homes in Fighting HAIs.”