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"Among UTIs acquired in the hospital, approximately 75% are associated with a urinary catheter"
"It is estimated that approximately half of SSI are deemed preventable using evidence-based strategies"
"Sepsis may progress to septic shock.
Diagnosis. Prevention, and Treatment of CAUTI - Guidelines for the diagnosis, prevention, and management of persons with catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CA-UTI), both symptomatic and asymptomatic, were prepared by an Expert Panel of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
The CDC Recommendations Related to CAUTI - The guideline can be used as a resource for societies or organizations that wish to develop more detailed implementation guidance for prevention of CAUTI.
Complicated Urinary Infection... - A chapter from the fourth edition of the eBook Infectious Diseases. The full title of the chapter is "Complicated Urinary Infection, Including Postsurgical and Catheter-Related Infections"
Urinary Tract Infections - The 2nd edition of the eBook Netter's Infectious Disease offers this informative chapter on the topic.
Cochrane Systematic Review - Short Term Catheterisation - Several measures have been introduced to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). One of these measures is the introduction of specialised urethral catheters that have been designed to reduce the risk of infection. These include antiseptic-coated and antimicrobial-impregnated catheters.
CDC's Guideline for Prevention of SSI
Objective: To provide new and updated evidence-based recommendations for the prevention of SSI.
Intraoperative Interventions for preventing SSI
An overview of Cochrane Reviews
Surgical Site Infection
Netter's Infectious Disease, 2nd edition, has this chapter authored by E. Patchen Dellinger
Surgical Site Infections and Antimicrobial Prophylaxis
A chapter by Thomas R. Talbot from the ninth edition of the eBook Mandell, Douglass, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases
Infectious Complications Following Surgery and Trauma
The fourth edition of the eBook Infectious Diseases contains this chapter dealing with SSI's
Tom Van Der Poll and Willem Joost Wiersinga contribute this chapter to the fourth edition of Elsevier's Infectious Diseases eBook
An article in JAMA that states the following objective: "To evaluate and, as needed, update definitions for sepsis and septic shock"
A chapter by Thomas R. Talbot from the ninth edition of the eBook Mandell, Douglass, and Bennett's Principles of Infectious Diseases
An eBook chapter that acknowledges the fact that "all providers will encounter patients with sepsis, regardless of their practice site or clinical focus; thus it is important for everyone to have an understanding of sepsis."
A page from the CDC that include information on educating patients and families as well as offering a variety of PDF's and printables
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
MRSA is "a cause of staph infection that is difficult to treat because of resistance to some antibiotics. Staph infections--including those caused by MRSA--can spread in hospitals, other healthcare facilities, and in the community..."
Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection
CLABSI results in "thousands of deaths each year and billions of dollars in added costs to the U.S. healthcare system."
Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) Management - The CDC's general recommendations for all healthcare settings independent of the prevalence of multidrug resistant organism infections or the population served.
Strategies to prevent Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus transmission... - The intent of this document, from the journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, is to highlight practical recommendations in a concise format designed to assist acute care hospitals in implementing MRSA prevention efforts.
Strategies to prevent Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections
Central venous catheters: short term issues
Intravascular Catheter-related Infection (BSI)
UpToDate Intravascular non-hemodialysis catheter-related infection treatment