July 1, 2011

Nurse-led protocol reduces catheter use, urinary infections

By: OR Manager
A nurse-driven urinary catheter-removal protocol helped reduce catheter use by 32% and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) by 45% per 1,000 patient days over 18 months at one hospital. The finding was different in the hospital’s ICUs, however,…
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