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Evidence-Based Practice

Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Prevention in the Oncology Population: An Evidence-Based Approach

Nora Love
Debra Rodrigue
CJON 2013, 17(6), 593-596 DOI: 10.1188/13.CJON.593-596

Urinary catheters have been attributed to almost half of all healthcare-associated infections. Many catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) may be prevented by following recommended guidelines, which would save lives. This article illustrates the use of known guidelines for the prevention of CAUTIs in the oncology population.

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