AACN Updates Clinical Guidelines to Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

January 18, 2012

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has issued a Practice Alert applicable to catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI).

The Alert stressing “the use of pre- and post-catheterization assessments to gauge proper catheter use and to monitor early signs of infection.  The alert is part of a collection of evidence-based guidelines that have been issued by AACN “to standardize practice and update nurses on new advances and trends.”

This CAUTI Practice Alert, cure as well as other AACN Practice Alerts, can be downloaded free of charge from the AACN website.

Click here to view the AACN press release.

Click here to view the CAUTI Practice Alert.


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