Prevention of indwelling catheter-associated urinary tract infections - Abstract

Infection Control Department, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester.

 

The use of indwelling urethral catheters has become a common aspect of patient care, but they can be a source of infection. Nurses can help to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections by using aseptic technique on insertion, following best practice in ongoing care and promptly removing catheters. The urinary catheter assessment and monitoring form (UCAM) is used at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, to remind staff of best practice and promote their early removal.

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Reference: Nurs Older People. 2011 Mar;23(2):14-9.

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 21413662

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