Tag Archives: hospital acquired infection

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

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 […]

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 […]