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  1. Content Article
    Key recommendations This list summarises key recommendations for healthcare professionals. Adherence to these recommendations would improve patient outcomes, reduce the spread of AMR and save public healthcare budgets millions of euros per year. Proper use of the urinary catheter: Urethral catheters should be used only when indicated, with a closed-circuit system and a port for taking samples. Catheters should be removed when they are unnecessary and their indication should be assessed daily. Proper insertion of the urinary catheter: Hand hygiene should be
  2. Content Article
    Tools include: Assessment ICU assessment ICE assessment response guide Action plan template Implementing CUSP onboarding modules, laying a foundation to implement a program of preventing CLABSI and CAUTI CLABSI and CAUTI prevention modules, providing an introduction to the tiered interventions Playbook for preventing CLABSI and CAUTI in the ICU setting: connecting the dots between CUSP and the tiered interventions CLABSI and CAUTI learning tools APIC HAIs calculator tools Overcoming common challenges Team engagement t
  3. News Article
    The NHS has publicly recognised that chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs) exist and has updated its advice for patients following pressure from campaign groups. For many patients who develop a UTI, their experience is extremely painful but short-lived. But for thousands of others, a one-off acute attack turns into a chronic infection that dominates their lives and lasts for months or even years. NHS Digital updated its website to last week to provide information around chronic bladder infections where previously there was none. Campaigners say this is a “huge step forward” bu
  4. News Article
    A painful infection that mainly affects women is too often dismissed as "women's problems". One in every two women suffer a urinary tract infection (UTI) and they are the second most common infection globally. Among those affected is Hannah Hanratty, 36, who suffered months of agony despite multiple negative tests. During her pregnancy, Mrs Hanratty felt the "razor-blade burning pain" when passing urine. It soon developed into a constant pain. Two weeks after giving birth she needed antibiotics following a routine procedure and said the pain immediately went. "It was a UTI all along
  5. News Article
    Research by Garmin finds 40% of young women say they have been accused of over-exaggerating symptoms of UTIs. While it’s clear that already strained services and a lack of funding contributed to the impact of the pandemic on the healthcare system, health inequality isn’t something that’s unique to Covid-19. Instead, it’s often the result of commonly misunderstood, misrepresented and mistreated conditions that disproportionately affect women, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis and urinary tract infections (UTIs). New research from fitness company Garmin,
  6. Community Post
    Have you attempted to access treatment for a urinary tract infection (UTI), or recurrent UTIs? We'd love you to share your experiences with us. Did you feel listened to by your doctor or healthcare professional? Did they take your symptoms seriously? Did you receive timely and appropriate treatment?
  7. Content Article
    Have you experienced issues getting treatment for urinary tract infections from your GP or a specialist? Please share your experiences with us in our community discussion about UTIs. Related reading Dangerous exclusions: The risk to patient safety of sex and gender bias (Patient Safety Learning, March 2021) The pain of my IUD fitting was horrific…and I’m not alone Gender bias: A threat to women’s health (August 2020) Medical trauma from IUD fitting: it’s not just five minutes of pain for five years of gain