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

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Mitchell, B and Ware, C and McGregor, A and Brown, S and Wells, A and Stuart, R and Mason, M, ASID (HICSIG)/AICA Position Statement: Preventing catherter-associated urinary tract infections in patients, Healthcare Infection, 16, (2) pp. 45-52. ISSN 1835-5617 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/HI11007

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. © 2011 Australian Infection Control Association.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Skin and Related Disorders
Author:Mitchell, B (Mr Brett Mitchell)
ID Code:83769
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2013-03-21
Last Modified:2013-03-21
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