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Infection Prevention

Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)

In conjunction with the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) of the American Hospital Association, the Consumer Voice partnered with 8 state long-term care ombudsman programs on a project to reduce health-care associated infections (HAIs) in nursing homes.  The project focused on infection prevention and on one HAI in particular- catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI).  The goal of the project was to equip local ombudsmen with knowledge and tools to educate and engage residents and families in CAUTI.

Unless otherwise noted, the following materials and resources were developed as part of this project.

Consumer Information

Educational Toolkit for Residents and Families

Training Materials for Long-Term Care Ombudsmen

These materials are designed to be used by State Ombudsmen to train local ombudsmen about CAUTI and their role in CAUTI/infection prevention.

Webinar:  Engaging Ombudsmen, Residents and Families as Partners in Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) - August 11, 2016 at 2:00 - 3:15 PM ET

Additional Resources

Click here to access more resources on NORC's website about general infection prevention, including infection prevention for the flu and other viruses.

General Information


Antibiotic Stewardship

Questions You and Your Family Members Can Ask