Objective: To evaluate the usability and effectiveness of a computerized clinical decision support (CDS) intervention aimed at reducing the duration of urinary tract catheterizations.
BACKGROUND: Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are among the most common health care-associated infections in the United States, yet little is known about the prevention and epidemiology of pediatric CAUTIs.
PHILADELPHIA, PA USA (Press Release) - August 22, 2014 - A Penn Medicine team has found that targeted automated alerts in electronic health records significantly reduce urinary tract infections in hospital patients with urinary catheters. In addition, when the design of the alert was simplified, the rate of improvement dramatically increased.
BACKGROUND: Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are the most common cause of hospital-acquired infections, especially in elderly patients.
OBJECTIVES: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) account for over 30% of healthcare-associated infections.
The urinary tract infections associated with catheterization are very common in hospital and home care contexts.
Urinary tract infection attributed to the use of an indwelling urinary catheter is one of the most common infections acquired by patients in health care facilities.
In this article, the problem of urinary tract infections (UTIs) after spinal cord injury and disorders is defined, the relationship of bladder management to UTIs is discussed, and mechanical and medical strategies for UTI prevention in spinal cord injury and disorders are described.
OBJECTIVE: Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality.
Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are a cause of considerable concern and any measures which can be taken to potentially reduce the rate of CAUTIs should be given careful consideration.
Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is the second most common cause of hospital-acquired infection.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a silver-alloy hydrogel catheter on symptomatic catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs).
Proteus mirabilis is a common cause of catheter-associated urinary tract infections and frequently leads to blockage of catheters due to crystalline biofilm formation.
BACKGROUND: Data on health care-associated infections (HAIs) outside of intensive care units (ICU) are scarce.
Urinary catheters have been attributed to almost half of all healthcare-associated infections.
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.