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Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) (Web-based)



Course Summary

Course: WB4222
CE Expiration: 09/20/2021, 11:59 PM ( ET )
Available CE: CME, CNE, CEU, CPH, CHES

CAUTI101: Overview of CAUTI Prevention

Provides background information on the impact CAUTI has on patients, the pathogenesis of CAUTI and strategies to prevent CAUTI.

CAUTI102: Appropriate Use and Prompt Removal of Indwelling Urinary Catheters

Outlines the importance of only placing indwelling urinary catheters when necessary and ensuring they are removed as soon as clinically possible. Additionally, this module highlights tools and strategies to ensure appropriate catheter use and removal.

CAUTI103: Alternatives to the Indwelling Urinary Catheter

Reviews alternatives to indwelling urinary catheters to consider using prior to catheter insertion. This module also shares tools to avoid unnecessary catheter use and improve clinical decision-making.

CAUTI104: Indwelling Urinary Catheter Insertion and Maintenance

Reviews interventions to include in indwelling urinary catheter insertion and maintenance bundles and highlights the importance of proper catheter insertion and care as a means to prevent CAUTI.

CAUTI105: A Culture of Stewardship: Antibiotic Stewardship Starts with the Urine Culture

An overivew of antibiotic stewardship and lab testing stewardship and how they play a crucial role in CAUTI.

CAUTI201: Using the Guide to Patient Safety (GPS) and Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) to Assess CAUTI Prevention Efforts

Reviews using the CAUTI GPS and the TAP to establish focused goals and evaluate possible barriers to implementation of CAUTI prevention strategies. This module introduces the Tier 2 CAUTI prevention strategies.

CAUTI202: Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Tier 2 Interventions

Outlines Tier 2 CAUTI prevention strategies and how to implement these more complex interventions. These strategies include conducting catheter rounds with targeted education to optimize appropriate use, feeding back infection and catheter utilization metrics to frontline staff in “real-time,” observing and documenting competency of catheter insertion and performing a full root cause analysis of every CAUTI.







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Target Audience

Infection Prevention Team/Committee, Hospital Leaders, Clinical Educators, Nurse Managers, Physician Managers, Environmental Services Manager, All Staff, and Patient and Family Advisors



Continuing Education Accreditation Statements
Continuing Medical Education for Physicians (CME):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this Web Based  activity for a maximum of 2.5  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education for Nurses (CNE):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 This activity provides 2.3  contact hours.

IACET Continuing Education Units (CEU):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEU's for this program.

Certified Public Health (CPH):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 3 CPH recertification credits for this program.

Continuing Education Contact Hours for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES):

Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 2.5  total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.