Reducing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections: A Never Ending Story!

      BACKGROUND: Statistics show a Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) is the most frequent cause of healthcare associated blood stream infections, which carries about a 10% mortality rate. Problematic to CAUTI is by day five of catheter use, half of all devices will be colonized with bacteria. Would a nurse driven protocol with a multifaceted program reduce CAUTI?
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