Title

Culturing practices and the care of the urinary catheter in reducing NHSN-defined catheter-associated urinary tract infections: The tale of two teaching hospitals.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2018

Publication Title

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol

Abstract

We compared interventions to improve urinary catheter care and urine culturing in adult intensive care units of 2 teaching hospitals. Compared to hospital A, hospital B had lower catheter utilization, more compliance with appropriate indications and maintenance, but higher urine culture use and more positive urine cultures per 1,000 patient days.

PubMed ID

30303048

Volume

39

Issue

12

First Page

1494

Last Page

1496

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