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Ascension Wisconsin Tool Box for Prevention of CAUTI.

CAUTI Prevention


  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the fourth most common type of healthcare-associated infection.
  • Almost all healthcare-associated UTIs are caused by instrumentation of the urinary tract, usually by means of a Foley catheter.
  • Each day the Foley remains, a patient has a 3% - 7% increased risk of acquiring a catheter-associated urinary tract infection, or CAUTI. 
  • A CAUTI should be considered a “never-event”.  The Ascension WI CAUTI workgroup has assembled the following resources below for CAUTI prevention.
CAUTI Prevention Resources

CAUTI Subject Matter Expert



Brenda Ehlert

Director Infection Prevention

Ascension Wisconsin