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Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Toolkit & Current Preventative Measures…

Hospital patient on move

Doctor taking patient down corridor

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?

Urological Catheters Market Demand and Growth 2017

Urological Catheters Market Demand and Growth 2017

According to Apex News, in Technavio’s forecast, the global urological catheters market to grow at a CAGR of 4.91% during the period 2017-2021. The report in the news item, answers these key questions: • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be? • What are the key market […]
Material fact: Improvements in catheter material

Material fact: Improvements in catheter material

Interesting short article on the need for better CSF Shunt catheters The design concept discussed addresses the risks associated with shunt malfunction which is commonly a result of blockages or obstructions in the shunt system. See article in Plastic News https://www.medicalplasticsnews.com/news/material-fact/
Bacterial biofilm-based catheter-associated urinary tract infections: Causative pathogens and antibiotic resistance

Bacterial biofilm-based catheter-associated urinary tract infections: Causative pathogens and antibiotic resistance

The American Journal of Infection & Control have published a very interesting paper, ‘Bacterial biofilm-based catheter-associated urinary tract infections: Causative pathogens and antibiotic resistance’ in which the authors demonstrate very high levels of biofilm formation in all catheters but these vary on catheter type: Highlights •Biofilm based catheter associated urinary tract infection is now an […]
Which type of indwelling urethral catheter for short-term catheterisation?

Which type of indwelling urethral catheter for short-term catheterisation?

The recent blog by Sarah Chapman, aimed at nurses, reviews some of the evidence raised in Cochrane’s report on short-term catheterisation. In her blog, Sarah highlights the ineffectiveness of some catheters types in the reduction of CAUTI and also goes on to say that some, increase patient discomfort… So is there an alternative? Camstent are […]