The good news is that most CAUTIs can be prevented by following evidence-based guidelines—and training can make a big difference. That’s because even though the need to prevent CAUTIs is well understood, new practices and alternatives to indwelling urinary catheters may not be as clear. These educational posters are specially designed to help.
“The IUC or Foley catheter is a basic tool for nurses,” says Mary Pat Eble, MSN, RN, Medline Clinical Product Specialist-Urology. “We learn it once in school and never revisit it. But best practices have evolved, forcing us to question whether and when it’s OK to use an IUC. That’s why so much education is needed. Unless nurses learn the most updated evidence based approaches, they’ll continue with whatever they learned in nursing school, right or wrong.”