BACKGROUND: Currently, no single U.S. surveillance system can provide estimates of the burden of all types of health care-associated infections across acute care patient populations.
The recent trend in the early admittance to long-term care facilities (LTCFs) of severely injured patients transferred from general hospitals has given a new dynamic to the incidence of healthcare-associated infections, including biofilm-based infections related to the implant of urinary and intravascular catheters, and the onset of pressure ulcers.
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated capacity built and outcomes achieved from September 1, 2009, to December 31, 2011, by 51 health departments (HDs) funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for health care-associated infection (HAI) program development.
Evidence exists that patients requiring neurologic ICU admission have concomitant immunosuppression that makes them more prone to acquiring nosocomial infections.
PURPOSE: Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) are one of the most common healthcare-associated infections frequently complicated by encrustation, causing blockage of the catheter lumen.
Healthcare associated infections (HAI) are among the major complications of modern medical therapy.
BACKGROUND: Overtreatment of catheter-associated bacteriuria is a quality and safety problem, despite the availability of evidence-based guidelines.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the applicability of a short-course regimen of antibiotics for managing catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CA-UTI) in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI).
Objective: To develop and validate a methodology for electronic surveillance of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs).
We have reached the 42nd anniversary of the landmark paper by Jack Lapides1 which introduced the world to the concept of clean intermittent catheterization (CIC).
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a major nosocomial bacterial pathogen causing complicated catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs).
Following a radical prostatectomy in the authors' institution, patients are sent home with an indwelling urinary catheter.
OBJECTIVES: Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is the most prevalent hospital-acquired infection, yet little is known about emergency department (ED) use of urinary catheters.
BACKGROUND: Medicare ceased payment for some hospital-acquired infections beginning October 1, 2008, following provisions in the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 and the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a nurse-family partnership model on the self-efficacy of family caregivers (FCs) and the incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) among patients.
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a nurse-driven indwelling urinary catheter removal protocol in an acute care setting.
These guidelines, written for clinicians, contains evidence-based recommendations for the prevention of hospital acquired infections.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Health-care-associated infection is a key factor determining the clinical outcome among patients admitted in critical care areas.
BACKGROUND: Most catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are considered preventable and thus a potential target for health care quality improvement and cost savings.
OBJECTIVES: We wanted to assess the diagnostic accuracy of urinary dipstick testing in excluding catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) in intensive care unit (ICU) patients with fever or hypothermia.