The evidence has been inconclusive until now: using an antiseptic instead of saline when inserting catheters reduces the risk of urinary tract infection.
Healthcare providers take note. An Avondale academic’s paper published in a prestigious journal shows how a change in cleaning practices significantly reduced infections at 11 hospitals in Australia.
The only systematic review of Australian healthcare-associated infection rates published in peer-reviewed literature demonstrates the desperate need for a coordinated national surveillance program.
An Avondale academic’s externally-funded study of antiseptic cleaning solutions may not only help prevent catheter-associated infections in hospitals but also change national guidelines.
Research by an Avondale academic has demonstrated the importance of a new project to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections in New South Wales hospitals.
Urinary tract infections from inadequate healthcare practices are costing an extra 380,000 public hospital bed days in Australia each year, a world-first study demonstrates.
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