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1 in 2 Catheter-Linked UTIs Avoidable, Study Says

Routinely prompting physicians or nurses to remove unnecessary urinary catheters can halve the rate of catheter-associated urinary tract infections, researchers say.

1 comments on "1 in 2 Catheter-Linked UTIs Avoidable, Study Says"
John Silver (9/16/2010 at 8:14 AM)

The idea that physicians don't know about catheters in their patients is ludicrous. Catheters need to be ordered, they do not fall under independent nursing actions. If physicians don't know about them, maybe they need to be better physicians