Indwelling urinary catheters in acute care: A step-by-step clinical pathway for nurses


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 of every 10 to 20 patients hospitalized in the United States develops a healthcare-associated infection (HAI). Urinary tract infection (UTI), a type of HAI, accounts for approximately 32% of infections reported by acute care hospitals and approximately 18% to 25% of all nosocomial bacteremia. The majority of hospital-associated UTIs are caused by instrumentation of the urinary tract, mainly from an indwelling urinary catheter (IUC). Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) can result in increased morbidity, mortality, hospital cost, and length of stay.

Risk factors for the development of gastrointestinal colonization with fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli in residents of long-term care facilities - Abstract

Background: The objective of this study was to assess risk factors for the development of fluoroquinolone (FQ)-resistant Escherichia coli gastrointestinal tract colonization in long-term care facility (LTCF) residents.

Impact of a multidimensional infection control approach on catheter-associated urinary tract infection rates in an adult intensive care unit in Lebanon: International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) findings - Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the impact of a multidimensional infection control approach for the reduction of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) in an adult intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital member of the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) in Lebanon.

Incidence of healthcare associated infection in the surgical ICU of a tertiary care hospital - Abstract

Background: Healthcare associated infections (HAI) have taken on a new dimension with outbreaks of increasingly resistant organisms becoming common. Protocol-based infection control practices in the intensive care unit (ICU) are extremely important. Moreover, baseline information of the incidence of HAI helps in planning-specific interventions at infection control.

Catheter-associated urinary tract infection by Pseudomonas aeruginosa is mediated by exopolysaccharide independent biofilms - Abstract


Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic human pathogen that is especially adept at forming surface-associated biofilms. P. aeruginosa causes catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) through biofilm formation on the surface of indwelling catheters.

Initial impact of Medicare's nonpayment policy on catheter-associated urinary tract infections by hospital characteristics - Abstract

Aims and Objectives: The goal of this study was to evaluate the trend in urinary tract infections (UTIs) from 2005 to 2009 and determine the initial impact of Medicare's nonpayment policy on the rate of UTIs in acute care hospitals.

An examination of longitudinal CAUTI, SSI, and CDI rates from key HHS data systems - Abstract

Background: In response to the growing concern about healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) developed the National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-associated Infections. A key focus of the Action Plan is the setting of HAI metrics and targets and the enhancement and development of data systems to support HAI surveillance.

Measuring the efficacy of antimicrobial catheters - Abstract

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) are a major cause of morbidity in hospitals worldwide.

A multifaceted intervention to reduce rates of catheter-associated urinary tract infections in a resource-limited setting - Abstract

Background: Health care-associated infections such as catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are prevalent in resource-limited settings. This study was carried out to determine whether a multifaceted intervention targeting health care personnel would reduce CAUTI rates in a public hospital located in a resource-limited setting.

Implementation of a nurse-driven protocol to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections - Abstract

This article describes a quality improvement project to decrease catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) at an academic medical center.

An update on prevention and treatment of catheter-associated urinary tract infections - Abstract

Purpose of Review: Catheter-related urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most important nosocomial infections. This review summarizes the latest advances in the field of catheter care and the management of catheter-associated UTIs.

Control of pathogen growth and biofilm formation using a urinary catheter that releases antimicrobial nitrogen oxides - Abstract

Antibacterial nitrogen oxides including nitric oxide are formed from nitrite under acidic conditions.

Is automated electronic surveillance for healthcare-associated infections accurate in the burn unit? - Abstract

As monitoring requirements for healthcare-acquired infection increase, an efficient and accurate method for surveillance has been sought.

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections in adults - Abstract

Introduction: Hospital-acquired Urinary tract infections make 35% of all the hospital-acquired infections, and about 80% of them are related to the catheterization of the urinary bladder.

Trends in catheter-associated urinary tract infections among a national cohort of hospitalized adults, 2001-2010 - Abstract

Background: Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) have become a major public health concern in the United States. This study provides national estimates of CAUTI incidence, mortality, and associated hospital length of stay (LOS) over a 10-year period.

Catheter-related urinary tract infection: practical management in the elderly - Abstract

From 5-10 % of elderly residents of long-term care facilities require chronic indwelling catheters for management of urine voiding.

Implementing a national program to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infection: A quality improvement collaboration of state hospital associations, academic medical centers, professional societies, and governmental agencies - Abstract

Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) represents a significant proportion of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

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