Eliminating catheter-associated urinary tract infections: part I. Avoid catheter use.

@article{Winter2009EliminatingCU,
  title={Eliminating catheter-associated urinary tract infections: part I. Avoid catheter use.},
  author={Melissa Winter and Brenda Helms and Linda Harrington and Rosemary Luquire and Tonya McVay and Nancy R. Rhodes},
  journal={Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={8-12}
}
This article is the first in a two-part series focusing on catheter-associated urinary tract infections. There is a convergence of factors necessitating zero tolerance toward catheter-associated urinary tract infections, including the risks associated with patient safety and to a lesser extent the changes in reimbursement. Part I of this series focuses on the most significant modifiable risk factor, avoiding use of urethral catheters. A quality improvement case study is highlighted along with a… CONTINUE READING