On the CUSP: STOP CAUTI
About the Initiative
Complications associated with catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) result in increased length of stay, patient discomfort, excess health care costs, and sometimes mortality. Fortunately, most cases of CAUTI are preventable.
On the CUSP: Stop CAUTI aims to reduce mean rates of CAUTI in U.S. hospitals by 25 percent. The initiative is working with state organizations and hospitals across the country to implement the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) and CAUTI reduction practices in hospital units.