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New Fact Sheet - Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections

Wednesday, March 04, 2009  
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Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections

Recent alterations in reimbursement policies from CMS have profoundly changed the way acute care facilities go about tracking, diagnosing and preventing multiple hospital acquired conditions. Now more than ever, hospitals are turning to experts such as you to aid them to determine effective prevention programs to address the "Big 12," including hospital acquired pressure ulcers. However, did you know there is another condition within the "Big 12" that also falls within your expertise? Catheter associated urinary tract infections are the most common hospital acquired infection, and the vast majority (about 80%) are associated with use of an indwelling catheter. In order to help you act as a resource for your facility as they seek to address how to prevent CAUTI, the WOCN Society Clinical Practice Continence Sub-Committee has authored a Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection Fact Sheet that provides an invaluable resource for understanding the infections, and specific strategies for designing an effective prevention program. The WOCN Society leadership and Editorial Board of the Journal consider this Fact Sheet so significant it has been Posted Ahead of Print (PAP) so you can have access to it as soon as possible.

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