Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) are among the most common healthcare- associated infections reported to NHSN. In the state of Tennessee, CAUTIs have been reportable from intensive care units (ICUs) in acute care hospitals (excluding critical access hospitals) since January 1, 2012. Medical, surgical and medical-surgical wards in acute care hospitals will be required to report beginning July 1st, 2014. Inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term acute care hospitals (LTACs) began reporting CAUTIs from inpatient locations in October 2012. Monthly reporting of numerator and denominator data is ongoing in each location type unless otherwise specified.
For details on reporting requirements, please see the information provided below.
1-page quick reference sheet for CAUTI reporting, click here.
As of January 1, 2012, all hospitals, excluding critical access hospitals, regardless of average daily census are required to report. As of October 1, 2012, all inpatient rehabilitation facilities and all long-term acute care facilities must report.
The following units are to provide the necessary information:
Numerator data for catheter-associated urinary tract infections must meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Healthcare Safety Network (CDC/NHSN) case definition.
Denominator data includes reporting patient days and urinary catheter (UC) days.
Those who report must use the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) software application.
For more information see the following links.
CAUTI Forms – Numerator
CAUTI Forms - Denominator