Controversies in CAUTI Prevention. Mohamad Fakih, MD, MPH Associate Professor of Medicine Wayne State University School of Medicine St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI. 9 - 1 4 -12. Controversies. Appropriate indications Where and how do we intervene?
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Controversies in CAUTI Prevention
Mohamad Fakih, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Wayne State University School of Medicine
St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI
Reduce urinary catheter days leading to a reduction in days at risk for CAUTI
Reducing Risk of CAUTI
Reduce risk of introducing organisms to the bladder leading to a reduction of risk of CAUTI when catheter in place
Many signs and symptoms are not specific for CAUTI!!
According to CDC, this does not exclude other identified infections
(Fakih et al, Am J Infect Control 2012; 40: 359-64)
Nicolle et al, Clin Infect Dis 2005; 40:643–54
You do not want to run after one carrot and miss a whole bunch!