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CDC Blog Discusses One Hospital's Success in Preventing Urinary Tract Infections


Today, on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Safe Healthcare Blog, Wendy Kaler, MPH, CIC, clinical lead for catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention at Dignity Health, discusses her team’s strategy for success in preventing CAUTIs.

“During training, physicians and nurses are made aware of the advantages of indwelling urinary catheters, but oftentimes the instructors do not focus on the associated risks of these devices," Kaler says. "When I am provided the opportunity to share my experiences with Dignity Health’s ‘No Harm Campaign’ to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections, I am often asked, ‘Why is it so difficult to get Foleys discontinued?’”

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