Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections
Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are the most common hospital-acquired infections and can result in sepsis, prolonged hospitalization, additional hospital costs, and mortality. Increased duration of indwelling catheters is the greatest risk factor for the development of CAUTIs, and indwelling urinary catheters tend to be inserted and maintained when they are not actually indicated. This paper researches the possibility of implementing a criteria-based reminder system which is a daily check list that either the nurse or physician completes, and based of its outcomes, the nurse ...
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