Effect of an external urinary collection device for women on institutional catheter utilization and catheter-associated urinary tract infections

Lindsey Rearigh, Gayle Gillett, Adrienne Sy, Terry Micheels, Luana Evans, Kelly Goetschkes, Trevor C. Van Schooneveld, Elizabeth Lyden, Mark E. Rupp

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Abstract

External urinary collection devices (EUCDs) may reduce indwelling catheter usage and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). In this retrospective quasi-experimental study, we demonstrated that EUCD implementation in women was associated with significantly decreased indwelling catheter usage and a trend (P =.10) toward decreased CAUTI per 1,000 patient days.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)619-621
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume42
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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