Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI)

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) develop either during or after placement of a urinary catheter. CAUTI has been shown to increase patient morbidity and mortality, increase length of stay, and add to the cost of care. This page contains CAUTI prevention resources and education for both healthcare professionals and consumers.

The following links are APIC resources on CAUTI prevention for healthcare professionals.

Implementation guides and tools

Education & training

APIC offers a comprehensive collection of clinical education and professional development programs. The following resources are educational opportunities related to CAUTI. Visit the Education & Certification page for more educational opportunities.

Prevention Strategist articles

The following links include articles on CAUTI prevention from APIC’s Prevention Strategist magazine.

AJIC articles

Search the American Journal of Infection Control website for more articles on CAUTI. To access these articles, you need to first login to the APIC website.

External resources

The following links are APIC and external resources on CAUTI and infection prevention for consumers.


External resources