The risk of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) increases significantly the longer a catheter is in place. Decreasing catheter days is the cornerstone of all CAUTI prevention programs.
Terri Townsend is a staff educator at the Medical/Surgical & ICU Community Hospital Anderson in Anderson, Ind., and Pamela Anderson is an adult nurse practitioner at St. Vincent Vascular Surgery, in Indianapolis, Ind.
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The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.