This is a significant infection risk.“Despite ambitious national goals to reduce these infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) has not decreased in the United States.” (Rhee, 2016) This paper recommends that one relatively easy and cheap way to lessen the impact of positioning of urinary catheters within the acute care setting is to adopt a catheter with tubing that is about 14 inches shorter the one commonly used in the facility discussed here. Page 22
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