Testing urine from a patient with a urinary catheter – CEC protocol under piloting in NSW

Urines are frequently collected from minimally symptomatic patients.  Detection of bacteriuria and reporting of antibiotic susceptibility is a  frequent prompt for unnecessary antibiotic treatment, especially in residential aged care settings.

This new protocol codifies best practice recommendations for collection of urine cultures. It is being trialed at Belmont Hospital in Hunter New England.

CEC Catheter Urine collection protocol  2015

Clinical Excellence Commission – CEC CAUTI Prevention program resources

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