ASID (HICSIG)/AICA Position Statement: preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections in patients

Mitchell, Brett, Ware, Chris, McGregor, Alistair, Brown, Saffron, Wells, Anne, Stuart, Rhonda L., Wilson, Fiona, and Mason, Matthew (2011) ASID (HICSIG)/AICA Position Statement: preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections in patients. Healthcare Infection, 16 (2). pp. 45-52.

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Abstract

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) occur frequently in healthcare settings. The insertion and maintenance of indwelling urinary catheters is a routine element of healthcare. In order to prevent CAUTI, it is important that healthcare professionals providing catheter care understand the indications for catheter use and the correct procedure for insertion and maintenance of catheters. This paper reviews and summarises three recent key publications on the prevention of CAUTIs and proposes the use of a care bundle and checklist for catheter indications, insertion and maintenance, and quality improvement.

Item ID: 21794
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1835-5625
Date Deposited: 18 May 2012 04:19
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111002 Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920205 Health Education and Promotion @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 50%
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