Preventing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections Hospitalized patients with chronic illnesses often require catheterization during the course of their hospital stay. The use of the catheters can result in the development of catheter associated infections. One of the areas in the care of hospitalized patients with chronic diseases that needs improvement is the incidence of catheter associated urinary tract infections. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2009a) all urinary tract infections in hospitals are caused by catheters and catheter-associated urinary tract infections resulting in increased costs from hospitalization and hospital duration as well as increased morbidity and mortality. The use of catheters...The end:
.....infections. In: Prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections in Massachusetts. Retrieved from http://www.guideline.gov/content.aspx?id=12923 Winter, M., Helms, B., Harrington, L., Luquire, R., McVay , T., & Rhodes, N. (2009). HYPERLINK "http://web.ebscohost.com.library.esc.edu/ehost/viewarticle?data=dGJyMPPp44rp2%2fdV0%2bnjisfk5Ie46bVOsKeyT7Ck63nn5Kx95uXxjL6prU6tqK5Jr5avSrirr1Kyp55oy5zyit%2fk8Xnh6ueH7N%2fiVaunsEmyr7JRr6ukhN%2fk5VXj5KR84LPrhuac8nnls79mpNfsVa%2bvt021qrNQpNztiuvX8lXk6%2bqE8tv2jAAA&hid=18" o "Eliminating catheter-associated urinary tract infections: part I. Avoid catheter use." Eliminating catheter-associated urinary tract infections: Part I. Avoid catheter use. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 31(6), 8-12.