Impact of an aseptic procedure for breaking the integrity of the urinary drainage system on the development of catheter-associated urinary tract infections in the intensive care unit
Intensive and Critical Care Nursing
Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) are a common
complication in the hospital, especially in intensive care units (ICU).
These infections are directly linked to the use of an indwelling urinary
catheter. One commonly identified factor related to the development of
CAUTI has been thought to be violating the integrity of the closed
drainage system. However, a paucity of research exists to support or
refute this practice.