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Multi-faceted approach reduces CAUTIs among nursing home patients

May 24, 2017

An approach that combined increased engagement with patients and family and improved training on catheter usage reduced the the incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections in community-based nursing homes, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

“Up to 13% of men and 12% of women have an indwelling urinary catheter on admission to the nursing home, and urinary tract infection is one of the leading causes of infection among nursing home residents,” Lona Mody, MD, MSc, from the division of geriatric and palliative medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School, and colleagues wrote. “Catheters still remain in place for long periods, leading to higher risk of infections, especially antimicrobial-resistant infections. … knowledge of evidence-based practices to care for these devices among health care personnel in the long-term setting is suboptimal.”

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