Project Information

Chasing Zero: Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Prevention at UF Health Shands Hospital

Project Description: This quality improvement initiative utilized the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle as its methodology for continuous quality improvement. Review of baseline data, including CAUTI rates, drill down trends and skills observations demonstrated significant variability in CAUTI prevention practices and Urinary Catheter Management Protocol adoption. The primary aim of the quality improvement initiative was to provide oversight in the development of an evidence-based CAUTI prevention bundle to standardize insertion and maintenance practices for adult patients requiring indwelling urinary catheters at UF Health Shands Hospital.

QPI: Jaime, Thomas, (



UF Health Big Aims: Zero Harm None

MeSH Keywords: CAUTI, Reliability, Bundle