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UPDATED ADVISORY CONCERNING ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES, THE PRACTICE OF “VAPING,” “JUULING” AND USE OF OTHER ELECTRONIC NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS OR ENDS

Healthcare-Associated Infections: Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI)

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Healthcare-Associated Infections: Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI)

Infectious agent:  Healthcare-Associated Infections: Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI)

 Description of illness:  A urinary catheter is a tube placed in the bladder to drain urine. A catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) can occur when bacteria or other germs travel along a urinary catheter, resulting in an infection in the bladder or the kidney.


This disease/condition should be reported through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).