Cliinical Update; Reducing Unnecessary Testing of UTIs Improves Patient Care, Saves Resources

Posted by wendyness on November 27, 2016

Cliinical Update; Reducing Unnecessary Testing of UTIs Improves Patient Care, Saves Resources

November 27, 2016 at 3:04 PM

Many hospital patients may be unnecessarily tested, and treated, for catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), according to a study published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. Researchers significantly reduced rates of CAUTI, one of the most common types of healthcare-associated infections, through a multifaceted intervention emphasizing best practices for insertion, maintenance and removal of indwelling catheters, as well as following strict criteria for testing patients for infection.

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