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Mitchell, B. G., Ware, C., McGregor, A., Brown, S., Wells, A., Stuart, R., Wilson, F. & Mason, M. (2011). ASID (HICSIG)/AICA Position Statement: Preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections in patients. Healthcare Infection, 16 (2), 45-52.

ISSN: 1835-5617


Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) occur frequently in healthcare settings. The insertion and maintenance of indwelling urinary catheters is a routine element of healthcare. In order to prevent CAUTI, it is important that healthcare professionals providing catheter care understand the indications for catheter use and the correct procedure for insertion and maintenance of catheters. This paper reviews and summarises three recent key publications on the prevention of CAUTIs and proposes the use of a care bundle and checklist for catheter indications, insertion and maintenance, and quality improvement.


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At the time of writing Brett Mitchell was affiliated with James Cook University.

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