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Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) rates in the adult Intensive Care Unit (ICU) increased from nine infections in FY21 to 18 in FY22.
CAUTIs are the most reported healthcare acquired infection. It is important for healthcare providers to understand the complications and effects of CAUTIs. CAUTIs contribute to extended length of stay, increased healthcare costs, and patient morbidity and mortality.
Most CAUTIs are directly related to inadequate urinary catheter care. Evidence based practice demonstrates a decrease in CAUTIs related to the use of Theraworx® Protect wipes twice daily (BID) and as needed (PRN) for patients with a urinary catheter.
CAUTI, Catheter-related infections, Theraworx wipes, Urinary tract infection, ICU, Intensive care unit
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Gamble, Michelle, "ICU CAUTI Incidence Reduction" (2023). Nursing Posters. 159.
2023 Nurses Week Poster