Protecting Hospital Patients From UTI’s

Protecting Hospital Patients From UTI's - Health Council

“Right now, about one in five hospital patients has a catheter collecting their urine — and putting them at risk of a painful and potentially dangerous urinary tract infection, or UTI. Many of them may not actually need a catheter. And none of them needs an infection. But both catheter use and UTI rates have stayed high despite years of national attention on the issue. Now, new results from a large national effort show that it may be possible to both reduce catheter use and UTIs at the same time, saving money and suffering.”

Read full article: What will it take to protect hospital patients from UTIs? National effort shows promise