Study: 50% Catheter Use Decrease Associated With 70% CAUTI Reduction

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A protocol that reduced a hospital's catheter use by 50 percent reduced catheter-associated urinary tract infection rates 70 percent, according to a study in the American Journal of Infection Control.

Researchers evaluated the effect of a nurse-directed urinary catheter removal protocol at a 300-bed community teaching hospital in Connecticut.

Click here to read the full story on the nurse-directed urinary catheter removal protocol in Becker's Hospital Review.

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