Innovating in catheter practice in the hospital and community

Health Innovation Network

Summary

This work aimed understand how urinary catheter care could be improved in both the acute and community setting. Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are considered to be one of the most common forms of healthcare-associated infections, with infection rates rising the longer a catheter remains in situ. Yet, with some simple changes to practice these rates could be minimised or avoided altogether. Data from this work will feed into design interventions which aim to reduce the incidence rates of CAUTIs.