National Patient Safety Goal on Catheter–Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI).
Standards Field Review. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission; September 2, 2015.
Catheter–associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are common complications in hospitalized patients. This call for comments seeks the review of existing language for a National Patient Safety Goal regarding practices to prevent CAUTI in hospitals and critical access hospitals and for a new standard in nursing care centers. The deadline for submitting comments standards is October 14, 2015.
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