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

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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. Poster presented at the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control Conference, Melbourne, Australia. Abstract retrieved from http://2016.acipcconference.com.au/2071


111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)| 111706 Epidemiology| 111716 Preventive Medicine| 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified

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Most healthcare-associated urinary tract infections (HAUTIs) including catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are potentially preventable through implementation of effective strategies. To provide the foundation for a national point prevalence study of HAUTIs including CAUTIs, a three phase project was developed. This study reports the findings of Phase II which aimed to (1) pilot an online process including online database for conducting point prevalence survey of HAUTIs and CAUTIs and (2) determine the point prevalence of HAUTIs and CAUTIs in acute and aged care facilities


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