New US guidance have been published to advice continence nurses on preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published the updated guidance entitles Guideline for Prevention of Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI).
This is an update of guidelines first published in 1981.
The new guidelines;
- Include new research and technological advancements for preventing CAUTI,
- Considers the needs of patients in non-acute care settings and patients requiring long-term urinary catheterisation,
- Places greater emphasis on initiatives to prevent complications,
- Provides metrics for outcomes and process measures.
Recommendations for further research are listed.