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J Nurs Care Qual. 2011 Apr-Jun;26(2):101-9. doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3181fb7847.

Evaluation of an evidence-based, nurse-driven checklist to prevent hospital-acquired catheter-associated urinary tract infections in intensive care units.

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Duke University Hospital and Health System, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA. fuchs005@mc.duke.edu

Abstract

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections account for 40% of all health care-associated infections. An evidence-based, nurse-driven daily checklist for initiation and continuance of urinary catheters was implemented in 5 adult intensive care units. Measures of compliance, provider satisfaction, and clinical outcomes were recorded. Compliance with the checklist was 50 to 100%: catheter-associated urinary tract infections decreased from 2.88 to 1.46 per 1000 catheter days and catheter days decreased in 2 intensive care units.

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21037484
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10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3181fb7847
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