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Housestaff Knowledge Related to Urinary Catheter Use and Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

  • Molly L. Paras (a1), Erica S. Shenoy (a2), Heather E. Hsu (a3), Rochelle P. Walensky (a4) (a5) and David C. Hooper (a2)...

Abstract

Despite published catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention guidelines, inappropriate catheter use is common. We surveyed housestaff about their knowledge of catheter-associated urinary tract infections at a teaching hospital and found most are aware of prevention guidelines; however, their application to clinical scenarios and catheter practices fall short of national goals.

Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 2015;36(11):1355–1357

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Address correspondence to Molly L. Paras, MD, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cox 5, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114 (mparas@partners.org).

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Housestaff Knowledge Related to Urinary Catheter Use and Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

  • Molly L. Paras (a1), Erica S. Shenoy (a2), Heather E. Hsu (a3), Rochelle P. Walensky (a4) (a5) and David C. Hooper (a2)...

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