Prevention of Foley Catheter-Related UTIs (CAUTIs)

  • Don’t use catheters unless clinically necessary.
  • Remove as soon as they are no longer clinically indicated.
  • Appropriate indications for Foley catheters:
    • Neurogenic bladder
    • End of life comfort measures
    • Perineal/sacral wounds that need to be kept dry
    • Strict I&O in critical care
    • Catheter placed by urology or urology consult for catheter management
    • Urologic or URO-GYN surgical procedure

Prevention of Foley Catheter-Related UTIs (CAUTIs)