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Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing

February 2009, Volume 36 Number 1 , p 23 - 34

Authors

  • Diana Parker
  • Laurie Callan
  • Judith Harwood
  • Donna L. Thompson
  • Mary Wilde
  • Mikel Gray

Abstract

IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE Insertion of an antimicrobial catheter, either silver alloy or antimicrobial coated, is recommended for patients with short-term indwelling catheterization. There is insufficient evidence to recommend their use in patients managed by long-term indwelling catheterization. Selection of smaller French sizes for short- or long-term catheterization is thought to improve comfort and reduce CAUTI risk, but further research is needed to substantiate these best practice recommendations.

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