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Diagnosis and management of a urinary tract infection

The lower urinary tract consists of the ureters, the bladder, the trigone and the urethra (Watson, 2011). The bladder has three distinct layers (Patel and Chapple, 2008):.

Supporting better adherence among patients engaged in intermittent self-catherisation

To conduct the study, we started by identifying an engaged group of doctors and nurses working in urology or rehabilitation wards in five countries, all of whom had extensive experience with:.

Reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections through best practice: Sherwood Forest Hospitals' experience

From a financial perspective, the introduction of the Bard Tray has brought a significant benefit by reducing the incidence of CAUTIs. The initial introduction of the tray incurred additional costs of...

Antimicrobial resistance: what can nurses do?

Resistance is a natural process that allows the microorganism to adapt to environmental changes and survive (Michael et al, 2014). On exposure to antimicrobials, organisms may mutate to block the...

Getting the basics right: reflections on infection prevention and control

There have been many national reports, recommendations and guidance documents, innovations and campaigns, HCAI reduction targets for MRSA bacteraemia and Clostridium difficile infection, and new Acts...

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