J. et al. (2014). Reducing unnecessary urinary catheter use and other
strategies to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infection: an
integrative review. British Medical
Journal of Quality & Safety, 23 (4), 277–289.
Introduction: Catheter-associated urinary tract infections
(CAUTI) place heavy burden on healthcare systems and patients. Reducing
unnecessary usage of catheters has been shown to prevent CAUTIs.
Level of evidence: evidence VProblem: Majority of urinary tract infections occur after placement of uncomfortable indwelling urinary catheter. CAUTIs affect quality of life for patients and increases financial cost of care. National initiatives have renewed research and public interests to prevent CAUTI, promoting review of strategies and updates of…….
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