Patient Education Tool: FAQs About CAUTIs Poster

The CDC provides a free, downloadable poster identifying frequently asked questions about catheter-associated urinary tract infections.


The poster addresses eight questions, including the following:

  • What is "catheter-associated urinary tract infection"?
  • What is a urinary catheter?
  • What are some of the things that hospitals are doing to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections?
  • What do I need to do when I go home from the hospital?


The poster is available as a single page (English), two pages (English, larger text) and two pages (Spanish, larger text).


Download the single page (English) by clicking here (pdf); two pages (English, larger text) by clicking here (pdf); and two pages (Spanish, larger text) by clicking here (pdf) for use in your facility.


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