Care & Maintenance Bundle

For patients who have an IUC, it is important that caregivers perform proper perineal care and catheter maintenance. The Care and Maintenance Bundle includes tools and educational resources to follow evidence-based practices for securement, perineal hygiene, drain bag placement and emptying, as well as timely removal.

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Supporting Products

Medline - SafeSecure - Erase Cauti
SafeSecure Securement Device

CDC/HICPAC guidelines and the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals recommend securing catheter tubing to ensure unobstructed urine flow and drainage.1, 2 SafeSecure’s low-profile design is gentle on skin and minimizes urethral traction. In a survey, 95% of nurses said they would be interested in using SafeSecure instead of their current securement device.

Foley InserTag

IUCs should be used for the shortest amount of time possible.2 Medline’s Foley InserTag offers clinicians a visual reminder of when the IUC was inserted and whether it is still clinically needed. It also helps support compliance with CDC/HICPAC recommendation to document catheter insertion date.1

ReadyCleanse Meatal and Perineal Care Cleansing Cloth

One of the biggest risks involved with urinary catheters is the potential for infection.3 Proper hygiene can help to reduce this risk. The ReadyCleanse system provides five soft, smooth cloths premoistened with a pH-balanced, hypoallergenic solution for cleaning the perineum of catheterized patients.

Education & Training

The following courses and training material are available with the ERASE CAUTI Care & Maintenance Bundle.

Online Courses
  • Maintaining an IUC and Closed Drainage System
Training Videos
  • Securement Device Application
  • Proper Perineal and Catheter Care
Support Materials
  • Proper Peri-Care and IUC
  • Facilitating Drainage Poster
  • Proper Balloon Deflation Poster
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  1. Gould CV, Umscheid CA, Agarwal RK, Kuntz G, Pegues DA. Guideline for Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections 2009. Infec Control Hosp Epidemiol 2010;31:319-26. Available at Accessed August 21,2015.
  2. 2015 National Patient Safety Goals. The Joint Commission. Available at: Accessed November 4, 2015.
  3. Transcript of catheter-associated UTI’s presentation by Dr. Sanjay Saint. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: Accessed August 6, 2015.