Regularly reviewing patient catheters reduces UTI rates

08/17/2010 | HealthLeaders Media

Using a system to remind staff to regularly review whether a patient still needs a urinary tract catheter can reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections by 52%, a study found. Catheters "often are placed unnecessarily, remain in use without physician awareness and are not removed promptly when no longer needed," the report said.

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