Reduction of catheter-associated urinary tract infections among patients in a neurological intensive care unit: a single institution's success.

@article{Titsworth2012ReductionOC,
  title={Reduction of catheter-associated urinary tract infections among patients in a neurological intensive care unit: a single institution's success.},
  author={William L Titsworth and Jeannette M Hester and Tom Correia and Richard I. Reed and Miranda I Williams and Peggy R Guin and Abraham Joseph Layon and Lennox Kenneth Archibald and J. Mocco},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={116 4},
  pages={911-20}
}
OBJECT To date, there has been a shortage of evidence-based quality improvement initiatives that have shown positive outcomes in the neurosurgical patient population. A single-institution prospective intervention trial with continuous feedback was conducted to investigate the implementation of a urinary tract infection (UTI) prevention bundle to decrease the catheter-associated UTI rate. METHODS All patients admitted to the adult neurological intensive care unit (neuro ICU) during a 30-month… CONTINUE READING

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