CAUTI is one of the most common hospitalized infections, and also prevalent in a home care setting. CAUTI is the source of nearly 40% of all hospital acquired infections, with a 3-7% of developing in an acute care setting and an 8-10% chance of developing in a home care setting.
That said, most instances of CAUTI are easily preventable by following good practice in cathing. A catheter shouldn’t be left in for longer than 6 days, conditions need to be clean and all catheters and lubricants should be sterile. the best practices for catheterization.
Information source about CAUTI: http://www.wocn.org/pdfs/WOCN_Library/Fact_Sheets/cauti_fact_sheet.pdf
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