Preventing Pediatric CAUTI

Course Request

Learning Objectives

  • Age appropriate care
  • Allergy assessment
  • Self contamination risk

Course Description

Pediatric CAUTI prevention is procedurally similar to adult CAUTI prevention. Published guidelines suggest that a practice bundle that includes practices such as minimizing the inappropriate use of urinary catheters and improving adherence to aseptic technique when placing or manipulating a catheter can be effective. This course explores prevention techniques in addition to special considerations that accompany the use of indwelling urinary catheters in the pediatric population.

Did you know…

  • Family-centered care, including health literacy
  • Age/developmentally-appropriate care approach
  • Assessment for allergies and skin sensitivities, especially in cleansing agent choice and catheter securement
  • Higher risk of self-contamination

Course at a Glance

Target Audience: Nurses

Time to Complete: 60 Minutes

Contributor: Children’s Hospital Colorado


Children’s Hospital Colorado

Author Information

As a private, not-for-proft pediatric healthcare network, Children’s Hospital Colorado is 100% dedicated to caring for kids at all ages and stages of growth. With more than 3,000 pediatric specialists and more than 5,000 full-time employees, the hospital provides comprehensive pediatric care at the Anschutz Medical Campus inAurora and several locations throughout the region.