A Point Prevalence Study of Healthcare Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Australian Acute and Aged Care Faciltiies
Community Engagement Type
Peer Reviewed Scholarly Publication
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.
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.
Mitchell, Brett G.; Fasugba, Oyebola; Beckingham, Wendy; Bennett, Noleen; and Gardner, Anne, "A Point Prevalence Study of Healthcare Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Australian Acute and Aged Care Faciltiies" (2016). Faculty Engagement. 25.
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