Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) are the number one hospital acquired infections. Our goal was to reduce CAUTI by creating a calm and sterile experience for both caregiver and patient. We designed a one-layer system that simplifies the steps and keeps the catheter from going wild. A stop & check protocol is part of the label so it’s not missed. We transformed patient education from something forbidding into something welcome, a Hallmark-type card that nurses give to patients. Now, there are not only fewer infections but nurses and patients feel a lot better about the experience itself.
Illustration: Rodica Prato, Photo: Matthew Klein