EVALUATION OF ASEPTIC TECHNIQUES AND CHLORHEXIDINE ON THE RATE OF CATHETER-ASSOCIATED URINARY-TRACT INFECTION

Aseptic techniques used together with chlorhexidine reduced the infection rate and prevented cross-infection in patients undergoing urinary-tract catheterisation. Infection of the bladder appears to have arisen by contamination of the catheter-meatal junction, at which site antiseptic prophylaxis in the presence of bathing was ineffective. Patients having short-term catheterisation should not be placed in baths, since wetting the perineum will contaminate the urethral meatus with mixed enterobacteria, predisposing the female patient in particular to infection.

 

 

 

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(82)90224-0/abstract

 

 

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