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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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!!
( infectionsFakih et al, Am J Infect Control 2012; 40: 359-64)
Nicolle et al, Clin Infect Dis 2005; 40:643–54 urinary catheter…
You do not want to run after one carrot and miss a whole bunch!