Citation Beattie M (2012) Potential use of silver-alloy urinary catheters for reducing infection rates. International Hospital Equipment and Solutions. 01.2012. http://www.ihe-online.com/feature-articles/potential-use-of-silver-alloy-urinary-catheters-for-reducing-infection-rates/index.html
Abstract Multiple strategies have been deployed to reduce catheter associated urinary tract infections. These include employing correct hand-washing procedures, avoiding breakages in the urinary collection system and taking measures to prevent commensal bacteria from the patient contaminating the catheter. As well as changes in clinical practice, we need to be mindful of the potential technological and equipment solutions. This article highlights the potential use of silver-alloy urinary catheters to reduce catheter associated urinary tract infections.