Title

A Point Prevalence Study of Healthcare Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Australian Acute and Aged Care Faciltiies

Community Engagement Type

Peer Reviewed Scholarly Publication

Publication Date

2016

Publication Details

This publication was originally published as:

Mitchell, B. G., Fasugba, O., Beckingham, W., Bennett, N., & Gardner, A. (2016). A point prevalence study of healthcare associated urinary tract infection in Australian acute and aged care faciltiies. Infection, Disease and Health, 21(1), 26-31.

Reportable Items

C1

Grants

Surveillance to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

Partner/Funding Body: Ian Potter Foundation

Avondale Researchers: A/Prof Brett Mitchell

Year Awarded: 2014

This project established a national point prevalence study of urinary tract infections in over 100 healthcare facilities in Australia.

Rate of Impact

3 High Impact

Details of Project

Surveillance of healthcare associated urinary tract infections (HAUTIs) in Australian acute and aged care facilities is lacking. Therefore, to provide the foundation for a national point prevalence study of HAUTIs and catheter associated urinary tract infection (CAUTIs), a three phase project was developed with recent completion of the second phase. The objectives of Phase II were to (1) develop a website incorporating tools for conducting point prevalence of HAUTIs and CAUTIs, (2) pilot an online process and database for conducting point prevalence of HAUTIs and CAUTIs and (3) determine the point prevalence of HAUTIs and CAUTIs in acute and aged care facilities. This paper reports on the third objective.

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