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Krein SL, Greene MT, King B
Assessing a national collaborative program to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infection in a Veterans Health Administration nursing home cohort.
Collaborative programs have helped reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) rates in community-based nursing homes. This study assessed whether collaborative participation produced similar benefits among Veterans Health Administration (VHA) nursing homes. The researchers found that no changes in CAUTI rates, catheter use, or urine culture orders were found during the program period. One potential reason was the relatively low baseline CAUTI rate, as compared with a cohort of community-based nursing homes.
Citation: Krein SL, Greene MT, King B . Assessing a national collaborative program to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infection in a Veterans Health Administration nursing home cohort. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 Jul;39(7):820-25. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.99..
Keywords: Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI), Long-Term Care, Nursing Homes, Patient Safety, Prevention, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Veterans