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A rehabilitation hospital's experience with ionic silver Foley catheters

Jackie Kassler, Josh Barnett
Urologic Nursing 2008, 28 (2): 97-9; quiz 100
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A small rehabilitation hospital in northern Arkansas had a problem with catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). A review of practices and policies provided no reason for the trend. The facility trialed an ionic silver Foley catheter finding that it dramatically reduced the incidence of CAUTI in their patient population.

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