Publication Date

2023

College

College of Professional Studies

Department

Nursing

Document Type

Article

Description

Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) continue to rise across the nation. Implementation of advancing technology must occur to decrease this problem. Any individual with a urinary catheter for greater than thirty days is at a large risk for developing bacteriuria. Bacteriuria increases the chances of developing a urinary tract infection. Using noble metal alloy lined catheters, we can change this. These catheters have a non-pharmacologic, non-toxic coating that creates a small charge. This micro current makes it much more difficult for bacteria to colonize in a catheter. Noble metal alloy catheters will decrease CAUTI rates in patients with chronic foley catheter.

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