Table 2

Reason for indwelling urinary catheters in patients who developed a nosocomial urinary tract infection by appropriateness (n = 24)

Appropriate (n = 13)


Diagnosis

Number


Congestive Heart Failure

4

Renal failure

1

Intake and output

2

Intensive Care Unit admission

3

Hip fracture

1

Surgical candidate

1

Urology patient (catheter prior to arrival)

1

Inappropriate (n = 11)

Urinalysis/cultures

1

Dehydration

1

Fall/syncope

3

Abdominal pain

1

Decreased mental status

3

Short of breath

1

Unable to ambulate

1


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

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