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Using an antimicrobial skin cleanser before catheterisation
Community nurses’ caseloads may include a large number of catheterised patients and catheter-related infection is a significant problem, with up to 90–100% of those who are catheterised long-term going on to develop a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI). For community nurses, ensuring that their skin and that of the patient has been cleansed before any catheter-related intervention is paramount. This article looks at the use of a new antimicrobial cleansing solution (octenilin®; Schülke) and whether its properties reduced the infection risk associated with catheterisation in the community.
Tim Sandle, Head of Microbiology, Bio Products Laboratory Limited, Watford