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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 su
A Penn Medicine team has found that targeted automated alerts in electronic health records significantly reduce urinary tract infections in hospital patients with urinary catheters.
Urinary tract infection (UTI) attributed to the use of an indwelling urinary catheter is one of the most common infections acquired by patients in healthcare facilities.
In response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listing urinary tract infections as one of the five most common types of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in the U.S., the Association for Professionals in Infecti
New expert guidance highlights strategies for implementing and prioritizing efforts to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in hospitals.