Pros And Cons Of CAUTI Improvements

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During the recent years, changes on reimbursement has forced hospitals to re-examine current CAUTI prevention practices and consider new alternatives in an attempt to ensure payment for provided services. Previous studies have contributed to the currently used practices for the prevention of CAUTI which include proper insertion, catheter composition, maintenance and education. Despite the multiple attempts to prevent CAUTI, the rates remain high due to the prolonged duration of urinary catheters and inappropriate use. The studies reviewed recommend the use of a reminder system options: written, verbal or computer generated alerts to notify providers or nurses of the presence of a urinary catheter; consequently, continuation of the urinary

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