Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Daily rounding helps curb CAUTIs in pediatric ICU patients

(HealthDay)—Targeted rounding for pediatric patients with an indwelling urinary catheter is an effective and sustainable strategy to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), according to a study recently ...

Surgery

Urinary catheters not needed for joint replacement surgery

Patients undergoing joint replacement under epidural anesthesia have no increased risk for postoperative adverse genitourinary (GU) complications by skipping preoperative indwelling urinary catheters, according to a study ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Foleys aren't fun: Patient study shows catheter risks

A new study puts large-scale evidence behind what many hospital patients already know: Having a urinary catheter may help empty the bladder, but it can hurt, lead to urinary tract infections, or cause other issues in the ...

Health

Educational intervention in hospital can cut catheter use

(HealthDay)—A simple multimodal educational intervention targeting nurses and physicians can reduce mean catheter days per patient (CDPP) and the proportion of patients catheterized, according to a study published online ...

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