CAUTI Publications

Usability and impact of a computerized clinical decision support intervention designed to reduce urinary catheter utilization and catheter-associated urinary tract infections - Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the usability and effectiveness of a computerized clinical decision support (CDS) intervention aimed at reducing the duration of urinary tract catheterizations.

Reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections: A quality-improvement initiative - Abstract

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.

Penn study: Electronic alerts significantly reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections

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.

Health care-associated infection prevention in Japan: The role of safety culture - Abstract

BACKGROUND: Limited data exist on the use of infection prevention practices in Japan.

Risk factors for catheter-associated urinary tract infection in Italian elderly - Abstract

BACKGROUND: Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are the most common cause of hospital-acquired infections, especially in elderly patients.

A point prevalence cross-sectional study of healthcare-associated urinary tract infections in six Australian hospitals - Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) account for over 30% of healthcare-associated infections.

Effectiveness of cleaning or disinfecting the urinary meatus before urinary catheterization: A systematic review - Abstract

The urinary tract infections associated with catheterization are very common in hospital and home care contexts.

Catheter associated urinary tract infections - Abstract

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.

Strategies for prevention of urinary tract infections in neurogenic bladder dysfunction - Abstract

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.

Infection prevention practices in Swedish emergency departments: Results from a cross-sectional survey - Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality.

Switching to an antimicrobial solution for skin cleansing before urinary catheterisation - Abstract

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.

Cost effectiveness of antimicrobial catheters for adults requiring short-term catheterisation in hospital - Abstract

Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is the second most common cause of hospital-acquired infection.

Multicenter cohort study to assess the impact of a silver-alloy and hydrogel-coated urinary catheter on symptomatic catheter-associated urinary tract infections - Abstract

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).

Evaluation of environmental scanning electron microscopy for analysis of Proteus mirabilis crystalline biofilms in situ on urinary catheters - Abstract

Proteus mirabilis is a common cause of catheter-associated urinary tract infections and frequently leads to blockage of catheters due to crystalline biofilm formation.

Changes in the incidence of health care-associated pathogens at a university hospital from 2005 to 2011 - Abstract

BACKGROUND: Data on health care-associated infections (HAIs) outside of intensive care units (ICU) are scarce.

Catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention in the oncology population: An evidence-based approach - Abstract

Urinary catheters have been attributed to almost half of all healthcare-associated infections.

Multistate point-prevalence survey of health care-associated infections - Abstract

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.

Biofilm-based infections in long-term care facilities - Abstract

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.

Enhancement of health department capacity for health care-associated infection prevention through Recovery Act-funded programs - Abstract

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-based protocol: Diagnosis and treatment of catheter-associated urinary tract infection within adult neurocritical care patient population - Abstract

Evidence exists that patients requiring neurologic ICU admission have concomitant immunosuppression that makes them more prone to acquiring nosocomial infections.

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