Impact and limitations of the 2015 National Health and Safety Network case definition on catheter-associated urinary tract infection rates
Bardossy AC, Jayaprakash R, Alangaden AC, Starr P, Abreu-Lanfranco O, Reyes K, Zervos MJ, and Alangaden GJ. Impact and limitations of the 2015 national health and safety network case definition on catheter-associated urinary tract infection rates. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017: 38(2):239-241.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Application of the new 2015 NHSN definition of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) in intensive care units reduced CAUTI rates by ~50%, primarily due to exclusion of candiduria. This significant reduction in CAUTI rates resulting from the changes in the definition must be considered when evaluating effectiveness of CAUTI prevention programs. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017;38:239-241.
Medical Subject Headings
Catheter-Related Infections; Cross Infection; Guideline Adherence; Humans; Intensive Care Units; Michigan; Retrospective Studies; Urinary Tract Infections