The Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) strategy is a method developed by the CDC to use data for action to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The TAP strategy is a way to identify facilities or units within a facility with the highest excess numbers of infections, so that prevention efforts may be directed towards facilities or units in greatest need of improvement.
The TAP Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Toolkit Implementation Guide: Links to Example Resourcesis now available. The guide is a compilation of links to existing CAUTI prevention tools and resources that can be used as part of the TAP strategy. CDC would like to acknowledge a multitude of organizations for the resources that are featured in this guide.
As a reminder, the TAP report function is available in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) application. TheTAP report function allows NHSN users to identify facilities (within a conferred rights group [PDF - 1.27 MB]) or units with excess numbers of infections compared to a predicted number based on the HHS Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR) targets for CAUTI, Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), and central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI). This information can help staff know where assistance with prevention of HAIs is needed most.
View the TAP CAUTI guide: TAP Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Toolkit Implementation Guide
TAP Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Toolkit Implementation Guide: Links to Example Resources
Disclaimer: The links in the domains below are not mutually exclusive nor do they represent an exhaustive list of all the possible resources available. Furthermore, the links presented do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations or their programs by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the federal government, and none should be inferred.