Identification of device-associated infections utilizing administrative data - Abstract

Background: Health care-associated infections are a cause of significant morbidity and mortality in US hospitals. Recent changes have broadened the scope of health care-associated infections surveillance data to use in public reporting and of administrative data for determining Medicare reimbursement adjustments for hospital-acquired conditions.

Successful reduction in catheter-associated urinary tract infections: Focus on nurse-directed catheter removal - Abstract

Background: Despite using sterile technique for catheter insertion, closed drainage systems, and structured daily care plans, catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) regularly occur in acute care hospitals. We believe that meaningful reduction in CAUTI rates can only be achieved by reducing urinary catheter use.

Characterization of extended spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli in community-acquired urinary tract infections in Tunisia - Abstract

This study was conducted to investigate the molecular epidemiology of extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli in community-acquired (urinary tract) infections (CA-UTI) in Tunisia.

Using evidence-based practice to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections - Abstract

Overview: In November 2009, AJN launched a 12-part series, Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step, authored by nursing leaders from the Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation's Center for the Advancement of Evidence-Based Practice.

A negative urinalysis rules out catheter-associated urinary tract infection in trauma patients in the intensive care unit - Abstract

Background: Urinary tract infection (UTI) in trauma patients is associated with increased mortality. Whether the urinalysis (UA) is an adequate test for a urinary source of fever in the ICU trauma patient has not been demonstrated. We hypothesized that the UA is a valuable screen for UTI in the febrile, critically ill trauma patient.

A multimodal intervention to reduce urinary catheter use and associated infection at a veterans affairs medical center - Abstract

We assessed the impact of a quality improvement intervention to reduce urinary catheter use and associated urinary tract infections (UTIs) at a single hospital. After implementation, UTIs were reduced by 39% ([Formula: see text]). Additionally, we observed a slight decrease in catheter use and the number of catheters without an appropriate indication.

Written by:
Miller BL, Krein SL, Fowler KE, Belanger K, Zawol D, Lyons A, Bye C, Rickelmann MA, Smith J, Chenoweth C, Saint S Are you the author?
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Reference: Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Jun;34(6):631-3
doi: 10.1086/670624

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 23651896

Surveillance of device-associated infection rates and mortality in 3 Greek intensive care units - Abstract

Background: Several studies suggest that device-associated, health care-associated infections (DA-HAIs) affect the quality of care in intensive care units, increasing patients' morbidity and mortality and the costs of patient care.

Impact of a multidimensional infection control approach on catheter-associated urinary tract infection rates in adult intensive care units in 10 cities of Turkey: International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium findings (INICC) - Abstract

Background: We evaluate the effectiveness of a multidimensional infection control approach for the reduction of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) in 13 intensive care units (ICUs) in 10 hospital members of the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) from 10 cities of Turkey.

Changing behavior among nurses to track indwelling urinary catheters in hospitalized patients - Abstract

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are preventable complications of hospitalization.

Barriers to reducing urinary catheter use: A qualitative assessment of a statewide initiative - Abstract

Importance: Preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), a common health care-associated infection, is important for improving the care of hospitalized patients and in meeting the goals for reduction of health care-associated infections set by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infection in the United States: A national comparative study - Abstract

Importance: Despite the national goal to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) by 25% by 2013, limited data exist describing prevention practices for CAUTI in US hospitals and none associate national practice use to CAUTI-specific standardized infection ratios (SIRs).

Prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections - Abstract

Urinary tract infections (UTI) are among the most frequent bacterial infections in the community and health care setting.

Using a criteria-based reminder to reduce use of indwelling urinary catheters and decrease urinary tract infections - Abstract

Background: Duration of indwelling urinary catheterization is an important risk factor for urinary tract infection. Objectives To determine whether a reminder approach reduces the use of urinary catheters and the incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections.

ahrC and Eep are biofilm infection-associated virulence factors in Enterococcus faecalis - Abstract

Enterococcus faecalis is part of the human intestinal microbiome and a prominent cause of healthcare-associated infections.

Molecular basis of the activity of SinR, the master regulator of biofilm formation in Bacillus subtilis - Abstract

SinR is the master regulator that determines whether Bacillus subtilis switches from a free-living, planktonic lifestyle to form a biofilm, a community of cells attached to a surface by an extracellular matrix.

Factors that affect nosocomial catheter-associated urinary tract infection in intensive care units: 2-year experience at a single center - Abstract

Purpose: This study took a retrospective approach to investigate patients with catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) over 2 years at a single hospital's intensive care unit (ICU) to identify meaningful risk factors and causative organisms.

Catheter-associated urinary tract infection: Does changing the definition change quality? - Abstract

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently narrowed its definition of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) to exclude asymptomatic bacteriuria.

Exploring factors associated with nurses' adoption of an evidence-based practice to reduce duration of catheterization - Abstract

Hospitalized adult patients are at increased risk for adverse outcomes, particularly when undergoing invasive procedures that include indwelling urinary catheterization.

High proportion of healthcare-associated urinary tract infection in the absence of prior exposure to urinary catheter: A cross-sectional study - Abstract

Background: Exposure to urinary catheters is considered the most important risk factor for healthcare-associated urinary tract infection (UTI) and is associated with significant morbidity and substantial extra-costs. In this study, we assessed the impact of urinary catheterisation (UC) on symptomatic healthcare-associated UTI among hospitalized patients.

Prevention and treatment of urinary catheter-associated infections - Abstract

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CA-UTIs) are the most common nosocomial infection worldwide.

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