With the prevention of urinary tract infections, you will be a star!

Introducing professional solutions that can reduce the risk of urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) by up to 70%


Why is the prevention of urinary tract infections so important?

Catheter Associated Urinary tract infections (CAUTI) account for approximately 25% of all detected HAIs.

Let's tackle them together.This can decrease length of hospitalizations, reduce the demands on staff and positively impact costs and reputational risks for healthcare facilities. We offer everything necessary to handle CAUTI.


14 Mio
UC procedures in Europe.1
UC procedures in Europe
They are the second most common HAI.2
0.5% of UC patients diagnosed with UTI as primary diagnosis
6× as secondary diagnosis.
5-10 days of hospitalization for one infection

1 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals. Stockholm: ECDC; 2013
2 Suetens et al. Prevalence of healthcare-associated infection, estimated incidence and composite antimicrobial resistance index in acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities: results from two European point prevalence surveys, 2016 to 2017. Euro Surveill. 2018.


additional costs
720€ - 840€
costs per CAUTI
“Each episode of symptomatic urinary tract infection is expected to cost an additional $676, and catheter related bacteremia is likely to cost at least $2836”3

In a study about the direct medical costs of Healthcare-Associated Infections in U.S. Hospitals, R. Douglas Scott evaluates the annual direct hospital costs of treating healthcare-associated urinary tract infections. The average patient cost for CAUTI is ranked between 862$ and 1007$ (≈720 – 840€).4

3 S. Saint. Clinical and economic consequences of nosocomial catheter-related bacteriuria. Am J Infect Control. 2000; 28(1):68-75.
4 The direct medical costs of Healthcare-Associated Infections in U.S. Hospitals and the Benefits of Prevention, R. Douglas Scott II, March 2009.

A holistic approach is effective

The fight against CAUTI is based on the recommendations of the WHO, CDC, RKI and other professional societies.

Prevention and reduction of CAUTI

How can we together reduce the incidence of CAUTI?

1. Correct indication for the use of a urinary catheter
2. Correct technique of insertion of the urinary catheter
3. Proper technique of urinary catheter care

When implementing and evaluating preventive measures, it is necessary to pay attention to the uniform methodology and local recommended procedures. As part of the Mission: Infection Prevention, we will also help you with their implementation.

Optimized standard nursing procedure

By complying with good hygiene practice and using quality products, we can work together to reduce the risk of infections to a minimum.

1. Good hygienic hand disinfection

5 moments for hand hygiene

2. Hand hygiene compliance

Hand hygiene compliance means performing hand hygiene at the right time, in the right way and by means of the right method. However, there are a number of obstacles to increasing compliance.

The availability of products is to be checked for each market.

Urinary catheterization sets

Prepacked sets are designed to fit to the procedure, while respecting habits of care.

Example of an international best seller:

Example of a set with cleansing phase

Example of a set with prefilled syringe included

Example of a set with an urinary bag included

Online tools and monitoring

M: IP® Analysis

An online tool to search for suspected cases of HAI. Automatically, effortlessly, throughout the whole hospital and significantly more successfully compared to the manual method.

HARTMANN Hygiene Platform

My Hygiene SOP Application

  • Helps identify bottlenecks in introduced optimized standard nursing procedures.
  • Provides immediate feedback as well as long-term statistics to evaluate quality indicators.

Observe Application

  • Allows direct observation of hand hygiene practices according to the Five Moments of the WHO.
  • Instantly displays compliance with each of the Five Hand Hygiene Moments by department or professional position.


We use scientific knowledge and, in cooperation with leading experts, we prepare individual seminars, consultations, optimized standard nursing procedures (SOP) and help you with their implementation in practice.

We also meet you regularly at industry conferences and congresses, where we bring the latest knowledge and present our innovative solutions and products.

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