Braden score may be associated with time to onset of catheter-associated urinary tract infection in high-risk patients: Lessons learned from a root cause analysis tool.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Timely removal of the urinary catheter is an important strategy for decreasing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). Data were aggregated from an electronic root cause analysis tool, which is used to collect and guide discussions on patient factors following a CAUTI event at our facility. This identified the Braden Scale score as a possible important predictor of early-onset CAUTI in high-risk patients and could potentially be leveraged for early action in urinary catheter removal.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sturgill, B; Patolia, H; Gushiken, A; Gomez Dela Espriella, M; Baffoe-Bonnie, AW

Published Date

  • March 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 47 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 343 - 345

PubMed ID

  • 30458995

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1527-3296

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0196-6553

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.09.002


  • eng