|Data Element ID:||DE243|
|Version:||Hospital Version 1.1, Hospital Version 1.2|
|Data Element ISO Name:||Patient_Urinary tract infection-Catheter associated,CD|
|Definition:||Determination if the HAI being reported was a urinary tract infection that was catheter-associated.|
|Question:||Was it catheter-associated (CAUTI)?|
|Form Name:||Healthcare-associated Infection|
|Setting:||Hospitals, including outpatient pharmacies and outpatient departments located within the hospital|
|Comments:||None defined at this time|
|Description of Change:||N/A|
|Go-To Logic:||Refer to Common Formats Flow Charts|
|Guide For Use:||
A catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is a urinary tract infection (UTI) that occurs in a patient who had an indwelling urinary catheter in place within the 48-hour period before the onset of the UTI.
NOTE: There is no minimum period of time that the catheter must be in place in order for the UTI to be considered catheter-associated.
An indwelling urinary catheter is a drainage tube that is inserted into the urinary bladder through the urethra, is left in place, and is connected to a closed collection system, e.g., a Foley catheter. It does not include straight in-and-out catheters.
A device-associated infection is an infection in a patient with a device (e.g., ventilator, central line or indwelling urinary catheter) that was used within the 48-hour period before onset of infection. If the interval is longer than 48 hours, there must be compelling evidence that the infection was associated with device use.
NOTE: There is no minimum period of time that the device must be in place in order for the infection to be considered device-associated.
|HL7 Data Type:||Concept Descriptor (CD)|
|Answer Code||Answer ID||Answer Value||Code System||Code System Name|
|A15||a||Yes||2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12||AHRQ Common Formats|
|A18||b||No||2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12||AHRQ Common Formats|
|Until Date:||- -|
|Update Date:||- -|
|Source:||Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality|
|Submitting Organization:||Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)|
|Date of Submission:||- -|
|Responsible Organization:||Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)|
|Creator:||Amy Helwig, MD, MS|
|Data Steward:||Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)|
CDC NHSN Manual
|Rationale for Change:||N/A|
|Administrative Status Date:||04/03/2012|