Tag Archives: catheter infection

Industry should invest in novel urinary catheters

Prof.Mandy Fader at the University of Southampton argues that Urinary Catheters “should be a state of the art product,” but concludes in her column that “the lowly catheter has changed very little in the last 80 years”. And Prof Fader warns part of the problem lies with weak regulation, saying: “Unlike with new drugs, manufacturers […]

The right windmill?

While the argument may be made that CAUTI has low-impact for patient outcomes, it is nonetheless still a significant economic burden on US hospitals. As many hospitals target resources toward CAUTI to ensure patient safety and CMS payment, Michael Edmond, the chief quality officer at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, a 730-bed facility […]