Most common type of healthcare-associated infection – > 30% of HAIs reported to National Healthcare Safety Network (see https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/about-nhsn/index.html) – Estimated > 560,000 nosocomial UTIs annually
• Increased morbidity & mortality – Estimated 13,000 attributable deaths annually – Leading cause of secondary BSI with ~10% mortality
• Excess length of stay –2-4 days • Increased cost – $0.4-0.5 billion per year nationally
• Unnecessary antimicrobial use
The toolkit found from this webpage: https://www.cdc.gov/hai/pdfs/toolkits/cautitoolkit_3_10.pdf identifies a list of preventative measures; some could argue, not all achievable.
Camstent’s surface coating resists bacteria colonisation and inhibits biofilm development and it is this very coating that is being applied to the Foley catheter. Could this be a better or complimentary solution?