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New Female External Catheter Technology Cuts CAUTI by 50 Percent

5 monthes ago   |   By Medindia Health

Catheter-associated urinary tract infection reduction is a top priority for the overall reduction of healthcare-associated infections. Newly developed Female External Catheter Technology reduces CAUTIs by 50 percent.
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New female external catheter technology halves the number of CAUTIs

New female external catheter technology halves the number of CAUTIs

5 monthes ago   |   By News Medical

Hospital-wide introduction of new female external catheter technology halved the number of catheter-associated urinary tract infections according to new research presented last week in Philadelphia at the 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.
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