A urinary tract infection, also known as a UTI, occurs when bacteria or other germs enter the urinary tract. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that UTIs are the third most common healthcare-associated infection, accounting for more than 93,000 infections in hospitals alone. The May monthly alert for consumers will tell you how to reduce your risk of developing a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI).
This month’s consumer alert was developed by APIC Communications Committee member, Barbara Smith, RN, BSN, MPA, CIC.
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