Table 1

Primary reason for indwelling urinary catheter placement

Clinical Indication

Number of patients with IUC for this reason

Number with IUC for this reason who had UTI diagnosis by discharge

Number with IUC for this reason who had UTI diagnosis at admission

Nosocomial UTI


Confusion

42

21

18

3

Fractured Hip

17

1

0

1

Intubated/IntensiveCareUnit/CriticalCareUnit admission

36

6

4

3

Pneumonia

4

0

0

0

Rectal bleed

1

0

0

0

Intake&Output

7

5

3

2

Weakness

4

2

2

0

Surgical case

21

2

1

1

Dehydration

6

3

2

1

Unresponsive/Loss of conciousness

14

4

2

0

Short of breath

4

1

0

1

Unable to ambulate

9

4

2

1

Do Not Resucitate status

2

0

0

0

Preexisting catheter

3

3

2

1

Restrained

2

1

1

0

Renal failure

2

1

0

1

Urinary retention

3

1

1

0

IntensiveCareUnit admission looked likely at admission

4

0

0

0

Trauma

4

0

0

0

Blood in urine

3

0

1

0

Fall/syncope prior to arrival

11

3

2

3

stroke/hemiplegia

7

1

2

0

Abdominal pain

7

4

3

1

Urinalysis/cultures

13

5

4

1

CongestiveHeartFailure

42

7

1

4

Cardiac catherization

1

0

0

0

Gastrointestinal bleed

2

0

0

0

Incontinent prior to arrival

3

2

2

0

Cellulitis

1

0

0

0


Hazelett et al. BMC Geriatrics 2006 6:15   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-6-15

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