Education, best practices cut catheter infection rates

August 2008
Hospice Management Advisor;Aug2008, Vol. 13 Issue 8, p93
The article focuses on the Infection Surveillance Project of the Missouri Alliance for Home Care (MAHC). The number of bladder catheter infections per day for participants of the project has dropped from 3.35% in the first quarter of 2005 to 2.68% in the fourth quarter of 2007. Mary Schantz, executive director of MAHC, states that they want to improve communications among the participants, while sharing the knowledge obtained through the agency's efforts to lessen infection.


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