Clinical Minute: Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI)
8/6/2018
A catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) occurs when germs (usually bacteria) enter the urinary tract through a urinary catheter and cause infection. A CAUTI, when acquired in the hospital, is considered a hospital-acquired condition (HAC). The most significant risk factor for developing a CAUTI is prolonged use of a urinary catheter. Therefore, catheters should only be used for appropriate indications and should be removed as soon as they are no longer needed. 
Clinical Minute: Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI)
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