1. CAUTI Champion Lead oversees your prevention team by coordinating and documenting all activities and meetings, and encouraging team communication and feedback.This individual should have deep knowledge of CAUTI prevention best practices and the time to dedicate to the project lead role.
2. Senior Executive helps set your safety goals, get you the resources you need and makes sure that your prevention efforts are a priority at the hospital. Senior leaders should meet with the team and frontline staff regularly and communicate the team’s mission and goals to other stakeholders in the organization.
3. CAUTI Coach encourages teamwork and communication on the unit, engaging and guiding bedside staff in CAUTI prevention. CAUTI coaches should have clinical expertise in urinary catheter care practices and working knowledge of IUC-related policies and procedures.
4. CAUTI Manager works with other team members to help your frontline staff participate in prevention efforts and understand the right policies and procedures. This includes developing staff education like train-the-trainer presentations, bulletin boards, activities and other learning tools.
5. Infection Preventionist/CAUTI-Improvement Advisor helps the team design strategies to improve current prevention practices by studying data on IUC use and identifying the root cause of infection events. This can begin with a discovery assessment to find any existing gaps in practice that could be leading to CAUTI.