CME/CE: A Program to Prevent Catheter-Associated UTIs

CME/CE: A Program to Prevent Catheter-Associated UTIs
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Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH

Chief of Medicine
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
George Dock Professor & Senior Associate Chair
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Health System

Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he has no financial disclosures to report.

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Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH (click to view)

Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH

Chief of Medicine
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
George Dock Professor & Senior Associate Chair
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Health System

Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he has no financial disclosures to report.

A national prevention program appears to reduce urinary catheter use and catheter-associated urinary tract infection (UTI) rates in non-ICUs. The findings highlight the need to use both technical and cultural interventions to prevent catheter-associated UTIs.
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Saint S, Green MT, Krein SL, et al. A program to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infection in acute care. N Engl J Med. 2016;374-2111-2119. Available at: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1504906?query=featured_home#t=article.

Saint S, Greene MT, Kowalski CP, Watson SR, Hofer TP, Krein SL. Preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infection in the United States: a national comparative study. JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173:874-879.

Saint S, Olmsted RN, Fakih MG, et al. Translating health care-associated urinary tract infection prevention research into practice via the bladder bundle. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009;35:449-455.

Hooton TM, Bradley SF, Cardenas DD, et al. Diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of catheter-associated urinary tract infection in adults: 2009 International Clinical Practice Guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clin Infect Dis. 2010;50:625-663.

Saint S. Hand washing stops infections, so why do health care workers skip it? The Conversation.
May 17, 2016. Available at: http://theconversation.com/hand-washing-stops-infections-so-why-do-health-care-workers-skip-it-58763. For more on this, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3MtvvNjUR4.

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