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A Successful Prevention Effort for Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection

Video Author: Sue Rees, RN, VP for Development, Nursing & Patient Care Services at University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
Published on: 03.04.2014
Associated with: Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 29(2):141-148, April/June 2014

This interdisciplinary team reduced the number of catheter-associated urinary tract infections in their health system. Learn more about the 4 strategies they used and how they implemented the project system wide.

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