The Infection Prevention Division at AHN specializes in preventing the spread of infections within our hospitals and offices. The Infection Prevention Division:
One of the most common hospital-acquired infections is a Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI). Catheters are used frequently in a hospital setting, and prolonged use of a catheter can lead to urinary tract infections.
To prevent CAUTIs and reduce unnecessary catheter use, AHN established a CAUTI Collaborative workgroup. This group focuses on team-focused training and standardization of practices and equipment, and shares best practices across AHN.
Our hospitals’ CAUTI rates are publicly reported through the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) site.