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Introducing a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) prevention guide to patient safety (GPS).

Saint S, Gaies E, Fowler KE, Harrod M, Krein SL. Introducing a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) prevention guide to patient safety (GPS). American journal of infection control. 2014 May 1; 42(5):548-50.

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Abstract:

Catheter-associated urinary tract infection, 1 of the hospital-acquired conditions targeted for reduction by the US government, is challenging to prevent. We therefore developed a self-assessment tool (a catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention guide to patient safety) based on extensive qualitative evaluations. We describe the rationale, features, and utility of such a quality improvement tool.





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