An intervention to improve the catheter associated urinary tract infection rate in a medical intensive care unit: Direct observation of catheter insertion procedure.


BACKGROUND Healthcare associated infections from indwelling urinary catheters lead to increased patient morbidity and mortality. AIM The purpose of this study was to determine if direct observation of the urinary catheter insertion procedure, as compared to the standard process, decreased catheter utilization and urinary tract infection rates. METHODS… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.iccn.2016.12.003


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