Medline’s Foley Catheter Packaging

Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) are the number one hospital acquired infections. Our goal was to make a calm, sterile experience while focusing on the care and comfort of the patient. We designed a one-layer system that simplifies the steps and keeps the catheter from going wild. A stop & check protocol is part of the label so it’s not missed. It can be removed and added to the medical record.

We transformed patient education from something forbidding into something welcome, a Hallmark-type card, and placed it in one of the most unexpected places, so that nurses will give it to their patients.

Now, there are not only fewer infections but nurses and patients feel a lot better about the experience itself.


Illustration: Rodica Prato
Photography: Matthew Klein

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