When the Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Bundle Is Not Enough

Nimian Bauder

Jeannine M. Brant

CAUTI, teamwork, collaboration, urinary tract infection, hospital-acquired infection
CJON 2023, 27(6), 669-675. DOI: 10.1188/23.CJON.669-675

Patients with cancer who are immunocompromised are at risk for catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). Many recommendations are available for healthcare organizations to use to reduce CAUTIs. Implementing various approaches to prevent CAUTIs requires teams to collaborate and communicate well. The oncology nurse can lead the team to achieve the best patient outcomes and assist in recommending the use of teamwork models.


  • CAUTI is a common but preventable hospital-acquired infection.
  • Lack of teamwork, communication, and collaboration results in inconsistent CAUTI prevention practices.
  • Three teamwork models can assist healthcare organizations in improving teamwork, collaboration, and communication. 
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